Buffalo Bills: 5 potential draft targets to watch at the 2021 Senior Bowl
The Buffalo Bills season came to an end on Sunday night with their 38-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. While the end of the season is still fresh in the mind of players and fans, the front office has to already start focusing on the offseason.
The big event every offseason is the NFL Draft and Draft Season starts in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl. This is the first time most NFL franchises are able to get a closer look at some of the top draft prospects who will be available to be selected at the end of April.
Over the next week, these are five players that the Buffalo Bills should pay extra close attention to as they could be good fits for this team.
Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest (DE)
While the Buffalo Bills don’t have many glaring holes, the defensive end is one position that should be at the top of their list to address this offseason. The big reason is that their starters, Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison, are towards the end of their career on the wrong side of 30.
The Bills did add A.J. Epenesa in the second round last year but could use another defensive end like Carlos Basham Jr. The former Wake Forest pass rusher had a breakout season in 2019 with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss.
This past season though he was only able to play in six games but did have five sacks. Basham’s season was cut short after testing positive for COVID-19 in December and missed the remainder of the season for Wake Forest.
This will be his first time back on the practice field and he could certainly help his draft stock with a big week this week.