Buffalo Bills: New Year’s Day mock draft brings new playmakers
By Randy Gurzi
Round 6, Pick 1 (via Cleveland): Nate Landman, LB, Colorado
The second pick added for Wyatt Teller comes up here and the Bills use this one to add depth to the linebacker corps with Nate Landman. Like Frank Gore, the Bills have an aging linebacker in Lorenzo Alexander that may not return.
Landman won’t come in right away and replace him, but he gives Buffalo some depth and a player who can contend for a spot. He’s not a sensational athlete by any means but Landman is a menace when on the field. A hard-tackler, he’s always around the ball and can become a fan favorite due to his style of play.
Round 6, Pick 2: Reggie Floyd, S, Virginia Tech
With Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer on the roster, safety is one of the strengths of the Buffalo defense. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t add depth, which is why they pick up Reggie Floyd from Virginia Tech.
The Hokies defender is a great choice for a reserve safety due to his ability to play centerfield while also playing well in run support.
Round 6, Pick 3 (via New England): Robert Hunt, IOL, Louisiana
The Bills’ final pick comes from another offensive lineman they traded away. This time, it was Russell Bodine who was traded to the Patriots in exchange for this pick.
With that pick, they add another offensive lineman with Louisville’s Robert Hunt. The 6-foot-5, 336-pound Hunt has played guard and tackle but is projected as a guard in the NFL.
His game isn’t refined but he’s a bully in the run game. He needs some coaching on his technique, but there’s a lot to like here.