Last Three Picks
These last three are spread out across the last three rounds. Since I traded back a second time in this mock draft with the 49ers, I acquired a fourth fifth round selection at 182nd overall. With this pick I decided to bolster the trenches once again. Although I was running on the assumption that the Bills retained Daryl Williams and Jon Feliciano, the Bills still need a backup swing tackle. The best offensive tackle left on the board at 182nd overall was Cole Van Lanen. There were other good tackles available, but a lot of the late-round tackles in this draft class project best as guards at the next level.
The next pick comes in the sixth round at 214th overall. We have yet to draft a linebacker in this mock draft, and without Matt Milano coming back in 2021 there is a big void in this defense. At 214th overall, I selected linebacker Tony Fields II from West Virginia. I highlighted Fields and other linebackers in a prior article as a great fit to replace Matt Milano for the Buffalo Bills, but what is even more attractive is the kind of value they could potentially get from Fields as a 6th round draft pick. Fields plays with a similar level of tenacity and physicality that Milano brought to the Bills defense.
Last but not least is the Buffalo Bills seventh round draft pick at 234th overall. With a 7th round pick, it’s viable to go in pretty much any direction, but I went with a name that I’m familiar with. I selected wide receiver T.J. Vasher from Texas Tech University.
At 6’6 and 215 pounds, Vasher projects as a potential red-zone threat at the next level. He had a bit of a down year in 2020 but is still a beast when it comes to high pointing the football on 50-50 contested catches. It is uncertain how much production the Buffalo Bills will get from Isaiah Hodgins next year, but Vasher could be a decent insurance policy should Hodgins not pan out as planned.
182nd overall: Cole Vane Lanen – Wisconsin (Offensive Tackle)
214th overall: Tony Fields II – Arizona/West Virginia (Linebacker)
234th overall: T.J. Vasher – Texas Tech (Wide Receiver)