Buffalo Bills focus on offense early in the latest 7-round mock draft

Could Treylon Burks be the newest wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills? (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Could Treylon Burks be the newest wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills? (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Treylon Burks, Arkansas (Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports) /

1st Round

WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Measurables: 6-2, 225lbs

This offseason, the Buffalo Bills shook up their wide receiver room a little bit by replacing Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley with Jamison Crowder. The unit brings back its leader, Stefon Diggs, and Gabe Davis who is primed for a breakout year. Additionally, Isaiah Mckenzie returned on a two-year deal. So why add another guy? Treylon Burks is why.

Burks is the type of player you love to have, even with the depth the Bills have at the receiver position. Burks is significantly bigger than most of the Bills receivers on the roster and would give them a different type of athletic profile to play receiver. That size could be valuable to Josh Allen who has never really gotten to play with a good larger receiver other than Dawson Knox, who is a tight end. Burks has the ability to make contested catches and bully smaller cornerbacks, something he displayed throughout his college career.

Burks can be lined up in the slot, outside, and even at running back. Arkansas used him all over the offense as a playmaker and often tried to get the ball in his hands. He accounted for 33% of receptions on passes thrown by quarterbacks for Arkansas, the second-highest mark for a receiver in the SEC. Burks would add an intriguing playmaker for Josh Allen, and would give the Buffalo Bills a threat to get yards after the catch.

Also Available in the First Round for the Buffalo Bills

CB Kaiir Elam, Florida

Kaiir Elam is a long speedy cornerback who has solid ball skills. He tended to be handsy and was flagged often in college, but he has all the ideal traits of an NFL cornerback. His length would fit well in Buffalo’s scheme and help Buffalo make plays on the ball.

EDGE David Ojabo, Michigan

Formerly a consensus Top-15 pick David Ojabo tore his Achilles at his pro-day, causing him to fall down draft boards. Only 1 year of college production was concerning, but before the Achilles Tear, some were comparing him to Chandler Jones and Brian Burns.