Round 1: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
Ed Oliver has been a stud for the Bills and was a steal at No. 9 overall. Next to him is Jordan Phillips, who has been a great addition as he leads the team in sacks heading into Week 15.
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As good as the interior defensive tackles have been, the Bills could use some help on the edge. Shaq Lawson has improved this season but is a free agent and hasn’t been consistent enough. Jerry Hughes has had some great games in his career but at 31-years of age, his days are numbered.
With that being said, the Bills grab Yetur Gross-Matos from Penn State with their first pick. At 6-foot-5 and 264-pounds, Gross-Matos has the right build for the position and continues to develop into a strong force on the edge.
Adding his pass-rushing ability to an already impressive defense can push them over the top.
Round 2: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
There’s a strong case to be made for drafting a wide receiver in the first round. That’s a position Buffalo can really use but the problem is where they’ll be drafting. Taking a wideout in the later portions of the first round is hit and miss, which is why they went with an edge rusher in this draft and then go back for a receiver in the second.
Here, they land Jalen Reagor from TCU, but he’s no consolation prize. Reagor has been a great route runner for TCU and has 2,248 yards and 22 touchdowns in three seasons.
The Bills would surely like to add a larger wideout to help Cole Beasley and John Brown, but there’s no reason to skip on this kid just for the sake of drafting someone taller.