Buffalo Bills: 7-round mock draft before start of free agency
Round 2 – 61st Overall
IOL Creed Humphrey – Oklahoma
After selecting Zaven Collins in the first round, the Bills still need to fortify the interior of the offensive line in this mock draft. Once again, there are notable players at other positions of need in the second round, but I felt like I had to stick to my draft plan. Two prospects available at 61st overall include both interior defensive linemen Marvin Wilson and Tyler Shelvin.
I considered taking Bills fan favorite draft crush Tyler Shelvin, but with Star Lotulelei set to come back in 2021 I figured the Bills aren’t in immediate need of help on the interior of the defensive line. The interior defensive line may be an area I decide to look at with one of the Bills fifth round picks.
At 61st overall, I decided to grab the highest interior offensive lineman on the board, center Creed Humphrey from Oklahoma. I’m sure some fans are bored with me selecting Humphrey in the second round, but his talent is an absolute steal for the Bills at 61st overall.
Additionally, some people may ask why I decided to draft a prospect that is primarily a center to play guard for the Bills in his rookie year. While Humphrey was a three-year starter at center for the Sooners, it is much easier for someone to transition from center to play guard than the other way around.
Humphrey may have struggled a bit in pass protection in college, but he more than made up for that deficiency with his prowess in the run game. Given the Bills difficulties to run the football last year, it would be smart for them to target a prospect that can make those run gaps larger for Devin Singletary and Zack Moss.