Buffalo Bills: 9 Players to target in 2021 NFL Draft to replace Jon Feliciano
Day Three Targets
The first of the possible Day Three prospects to make the list is Quinn Meinerz out of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Former Warhawk Meinerz stands at 6’3 and about 320 pounds, but what has Bills fans excited about him is the level of tenacity he plays with. Similar to Jon Feliciano, Meinerz plays with an attitude and a chip on his shoulder that amplifies the play of those around him.
Although Meinerz doesn’t have a lot of tape available to the general public, what he showed at the Reese’s Senior Bowl is enough to turn heads and open some eyes. Additionally, Meinerz also provides positional flexibility across the interior offensive line. He primarily played center as a Warhawk but proved he can play offensive guard at a high level against the good competition during his week at the Senior Bowl.
The next prospect is Kendrick Green who played both offensive guard and center for the University of Illinois. Green has plenty of weaknesses that make him a Day Three pick, but just as much enticing upside to merit a 4th to 5th round selection. He could be a solid depth addition in the mid-to-late rounds with starter-level upside.
At 6’4 and 315 pounds, Green’s best trait may be his agility for his size, making him an excellent candidate to join an offensive that utilizes a lot of zone run schemes. Although the Bills may not continue what didn’t work in the run game from 2020, they certainly ran a lot of outside zone schemes. Maybe Green’s agility could be put to good use as a pulling guard if the Bills decide to use more power running schemes next year.
The last of the possible Day Three prospects is former Texas Tech Red Raider Jack Anderson. Anderson is not thought of too highly in this draft class as an interior offensive lineman, but it has been reported that the Bills met with Anderson at the Senior Bowl. This interest from the Buffalo Bills scouting department should be enough to get Bills fans interested in this prospect. Brandon Beane wouldn’t be wasting the time and resources of his scouting department on a player they didn’t think has potential in the NFL.
Similar to many others on this list, Anderson has also shown positional flexibility during his collegiate career. The ability to play both center and guard will be an important component to replacing Jon Feliciano.
At 6’5 and 315 pounds, Anderson has an adequate level of agility to match his play strength. This enables him to fit into both a zone and power style running scheme at the next level. Additionally, Anderson has a solid understanding of patience when attacking the second level on run blocks. He also has a ton of pass protection reps because of the volume of games he’s started with an air-it-out an offense like Texas Tech.