Buffalo Bills: 4 players in 2021 NFL Draft worth trading up for in first round

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As the late-April draft approaches, there are many players that could make an immediate impact on any team. Of the prospects available in the first round, there are four that would be worth trading up for in the 2021 NFL Draft for the Buffalo Bills.

For the first time since their dominant run of the 90s, the Buffalo Bills find themselves in unfamiliar territory: they have no glaring needs. Gone are the days finishing with a losing record and being awarded a Top 10 pick. The team enters this draft with a refreshing bottom five pick, 30th overall to be specific.

While there have been players selected 30th overall that have found success over the past 20 years such as Reggie Wayne (’01), Heath Miller (’05) Muhammad Wilkerson (’11) and T.J. Watt (’17), this year’s draft has talent worth trading up for.

If Buffalo stays put, they will be in a prime position to take the best player available. While this sounds all good and well, with Kansas City not slowing down and an AFC championship so close the city of Buffalo can taste it, dealing the future to close holes and win now is an idea many are on board with. With that in mind, there are many different ways Buffalo could justify moving up.

With Levi Wallace on a one-year deal playing opposite to Tre’Davious White, Buffalo could select a cornerback to take the reins next year. Another option would be to address the lack of pass rush which we saw Tampa Bay win a Super Bowl with. Last year’s selection in the second round, A.J. Epenesa, has yet to show flashes of what made him stand out at Iowa.

On the offensive side of the ball, the tight end position is one that needs to see an increase in productivity next season. While signing ex-Seahawk Jacob Hollister adds depth to the position, the Buffalo Bills still lacks a deep-threat end that can make plays in the passing game.

With all of that in mind, these are four players in the 2021 NFL Draft that would be worth the Buffalo Bills trading up for in the first round.