Buffalo Bills: 7-round mock draft that includes a trade for Zach Ertz
Round 3, 93rd Overall: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S (Florida State University)
One role the Buffalo Bills haven’t truly been able to fill since Sean McDermott was named head coach is the big nickel. The Bills base formation is primarily nickel and uses only two linebackers (Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano) with Taron Johnson as the starting nickel.
However, an area opposing offenses can take advantage of this formation is with a pass-catching tight end. They are bigger and can usually outmuscle nickel corners and are faster than most linebackers.
A player like Hamsah Nasirildeen out of Florida State University could be a versatile player that addresses this role for the Bills. He is a bigger safety at 6’3″ and 213 pounds which gives him enough size to match the tight ends and has the speed and agility to stick with them in pass coverage.
The selections of Melifonwu and Nasirildeen could help solidify the secondary for the foreseeable future with Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde, and Jordan Poyer.