Buffalo Bills: Draft grades for every selection by Buffalo in 2021 NFL Draft
Sixth Round, 203rd Overall: Marquez Stevenson, WR (Houston)
The Buffalo Bills finally don’t draft a defensive or offensive lineman and select wide receiver Marquez Stevenson out of the University of Houston. He is a player that has great speed and could eventually become a slot receiver for this offense, or be a gadget player, similar to Isaiah McKenzie.
The reason that I like this pick is because of his ability as a kick returner. This is going to be a big position battle for the Buffalo Bills and Stevenson should be in the mix right from the start.
Sixth Round, 212th Overall: Damar Hamlin, S (Pittsburgh)
The Bills head to the other side of the ball with their next pick and select safety Damar Hamlin out of the University of Pittsburgh. He is an experienced safety that is not afraid to make a hit after averaging nearly six tackles a game in college.
The experience should help Hamlin make the roster as a rookie and be one of the primary backups to Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. If he eventually develops into the replacement for either starting safety, that is just a bonus for this pick.
Sixth Round, 213th Overall: Rachad Wildgoose, CB (Wisconsin)
The Buffalo Bills needed to add some cornerbacks during the 2021 NFL Draft but by waiting this long, there wasn’t a player who could come in and challenge for the starting job opposite Tre’Davious White.
The selection of Rachad Wildgoose is interesting in that he seems to be more of a nickel than an outside corner. At 5’10” and 191 pounds, he may not have the size to matchup with some of the bigger wide receivers in the NFL. However, he doesn’t allow his size to slow him down from helping in run support and is not afraid to make the tackle.
Seventh Round, 236th Overall: Jack Anderson, OG (Texas Tech)
The Buffalo Bills finished their 2021 NFL Draft class with the selection of Jack Anderson from Texas Tech. He is an experienced player at this position, similar to Damar Hamlin, and started 38 games over four seasons at right guard.
The question becomes where he fits with the Buffalo Bills as the guard position looks to be pretty deep at this point. One possible reason for the selection here is that he did work at center during the Senior Bowl and the Bills could believe he is capable of being their backup at center.
It is never a bad thing to get an experienced player like Jack Anderson at this point and this was another solid selection.