Round 5: Quentin Lake (S, UCLA)
While the safety position is not an issue currently with Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, one of the best safety duos in the NFL, the Buffalo Bills should start thinking about a long term answer and potential replacements.
One player that fits this role would be Quentin Lake out of UCLA, who plays a number of different roles for their defense. As the scouting report on The Draft Network notes, he plays safety but at times plays the nickel and is effective both against the run and the pass. This type of versatility is something this coaching staff looks for and Lake should be on the Bills radar in this NFL Draft.
Round 5: Big Kat Bryant (DE, Auburn)
With their second pick in the fifth round, the Buffalo Bills add some depth at defensive end. While the Bills did add A.J. Epenesa in the second round, they are still pretty old at the position and could use some additional depth here. A player like Big Kat Bryant makes sense.
The pass rusher out of Auburn has all the physical tools to play defensive end but hasn’t been able to put it together yet. At this point in the NFL Draft, it is worth the risk to draft a player like Bryant that with additional coaching could develop into a starting defensive end.