2022 NFL Mock Draft: Buffalo Bills focus on fixing the run game

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Thayer Munford, Ohio State (Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch) /

Round 3, 78th Overall: Thayer Munford, IOL (Ohio State)

As has been evident this year, the Buffalo Bills can’t just add good running backs and hope that is going to fix the run game. They need to address the offensive line this offseason, in particular the interior of the line.

Thayer Munford is an experienced offensive lineman who has played both offensive tackle and guard over four seasons with the Buckeyes. While he does bring some versatility, I think he is best suited inside at guard and is just a massive offensive lineman at 6’6″ and 320 pounds that could create some massive lanes for the run game.

Round 4,125th Overall: Emil Ekiyor, IOL (Alabama)

After selecting an offensive lineman in the third round, the Buffalo Bills come back to the line in the fourth round and select another interior offensive lineman in Emil Ekiyor out of the University of Alabama.

Similar to Munford, Ekiyor has great size for the position at 6’3″ and 324 pounds but one of the things he does well is pulling and creating running lanes, like this highlight that Damian Parson from The Draft Network.


The additions of Munford and Ekiyor, along with Spencer Brown and Dion Dawkins could give the Buffalo Bills a young starting offensive line that potentially could play multiple years together.