Buffalo Bills go CB, TE in early two-round 2022 mock draft
The 2021 NFL Draft was only two months ago but it is always fun to start to speculate about what the Buffalo Bills might do in next year’s edition of the NFL Draft. Recently, The Draft Wire put together an early two-round mock draft for 2022 and had the Bills addressing a few positions that could be major needs depending on how the upcoming season goes.
They determined the draft order based on Super Bowl odds so the Bills were picking late in the first round at 30th overall. Luke Easterling has the Bills once again drafting a defensive player in the first round, which they have done every year they have had a first round pick under Sean McDermott.
However, in this mock draft they finally invest in the cornerback with a high pick by selecting Andrew Booth Jr. out of Clemson. Booth was a starter last year for Clemson and in 10 games had 27 total tackles, two interceptions, and four passes defended.
He is a player that is generating some buzz early in the draft process and The Draft Network recently wrote that he could be next year’s top cornerback. If that happens, then he may not even be available for the Buffalo Bills to draft if they are at 30th.
In the second round, Easterling has the Bills address another position that has been an issue as of late and that is tight end. The team with the 62nd overall pick select tight end Jeremy Ruckert out of Ohio State.
He is a player that hasn’t seen a high volume of work with the Buckeyes and in three seasons has only 28 receptions, 309 receiving yards but an impressive nine touchdowns. In the scouting report by Kyle Crabbs on The Draft Network, Ruckert is described as a player who has great hands but is also an enthusiastic blocker.
If Dawson Knox doesn’t take that next step this season, the tight end position is one that should be high on the Buffalo Bills’ board next year.
There will certainly be plenty of movement among prospects between now and next year’s NFL Draft however it is hard to argue against the choices Luke Easterling made for the Bills.