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

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6th Round

TE Austin Allen, Nebraska

Measurables: 6-8, 260lbs

In the only round with two picks, the Bills add a massive tight end to join Dawson Knox and O.J. Howard. Austin Allen is a good but not great blocker but can screen defenders well in the second level with his size. He is not an athlete that wows you with speed or agility, but he has excellent hands, and his size almost helps him get open.

Allen would have to be schemed open at the next level but seems to have a well-rounded skillset that the Bills may be intrigued with as a developmental tight end or third tight end on the roster.

I also really like Austin Allen to potentially develop into a player similar to Lee Smith in some capacity. Suppose the Bills could help Allen elevate his blocking skills to an elite level. In that case, they could use Allen instead of the 6th offensive lineman they began to use last season.

IDL Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M

Measurables: 6-6, 315lbs

A big defensive tackle Jayden Peevy is surprisingly quick on tape off the snap. He moves well for someone his size, and his strength really allows him to anchor the middle of the offensive line to help defend the run.

Peevy is likely falling down draft boards because he did not really test well athletically. Even though he did not test well, his tape shows the quickness and movement that teams are looking for. Peevy would need some time to develop for the NFL game but could be a solid depth 1-tech for the Bills’ defensive line.

Peevy was also recruited to Houston by Ed Oliver and met with the Bills at the NFL combine.

Also Available in the Sixth Round

LB Micah McFadden, Indiana

Micah McFadden is a super athlete and four-year starter at Indiana. He could be an outstanding special teams player and develop into a starter from the start. McFadden is such an exciting prospect because he is a good run defender who blitzed nearly every passing down. Although there is not much coverage tape, the Bills could take a chance on his athleticism and coach him to be a complete linebacker.

TE Charlie Kolar, Iowa State

Charlie Kolar is really a pass-catching tight end only. A below-average blocker Kolar was a reliable target and route runner his entire career at Iowa State. With over 2,000 career receiving yards Kolar could be an option for Buffalo if they are looking to potentially develop a long-term pass-catching backup for Dawson Knox.