The Buffalo Bills address a number of needs in this week’s 2021 NFL mock draft.
The Buffalo Bills suffered their first loss of the season and during the course of the 42-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans, a number of roster concerns were magnified. In this five-round mock draft run through The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine, that is the focus to address these needs.
Round 1: Pat Freiermuth (TE, Penn State)
In the first round, the Buffalo Bills go best player available which in this mock draft was tight end Pat Freiermuth out of Penn State. The scouting report on The Draft Network mentions that his nickname is ‘Baby Gronk’ and Bills fans can only hope that Freiermuth brings something to this offense similar to what Rob Gronkowski has been able to do during him time with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Buffalo Bills do still have Dawson Knox, who they selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, however, he has struggled to start the year. They also have Tyler Kroft however he is on a one-year deal so even if Knox does improve over the course of the year, the team should still be looking for another tight end this offseason.
Freiermuth is a well-rounded tight end that can both be an asset in the run game as a blocker but athletic enough to split wide in the passing game to create mismatches. This would be a great addition to the Buffalo Bills offense.