Buffalo Bills: Mock draft for 2021 NFL Draft midway through 2020 season
6th Round: Leon O’Neal Jr. (S, Texas A&M)
Even though the Buffalo Bills used every previous pick, except their first round pick, the focus needs to be on the defensive side of the ball. After addressing every other position, the Bills add depth at safety with the selection of Leon O’Neal Jr out of Texas A&M.
One of the reasons I selected Leon O’Neal for the Bills is this from the scouting report on The Draft Network:
"The Aggie defense asks him to be interchangeable in coverage, but he’s best suited in a strong safety role with limited high coverage consistency."
The Buffalo Bills like to do something similar with their safeties, Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, which is moving them around while changing up their responsibilities. Both are able to play both adequately well which creates confusion for opposing quarterbacks.
The depth at the position hasn’t really been tested as Poyer and Hyde have shown to be very durable. However, it wouldn’t hurt to add another depth player who could potentially replace one of them in the future.