Buffalo Bills 2023 NFL Draft: Prospects and games to watch in Week 10

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Game of the Week: #9 Alabama @ #11 Ole Miss, 3:30 PM

Alabama Prospects: QB Bryce Young, EDGE Will Anderson Jr, S Malachi Moore, S Jordan Battle, RB Jahmyr Gibbs, ILB Henry To’o To’o, CB Eli Ricks, TE Cameron Latu, OG Emil Ekiyor Jr, DT Byron Young, WR Jermaine Burton, OG Javion Cohen, DT Justin Eboigbe, DT Tim Smith, RB Jase McClellan, CB Brian Branch, S DeMarcco Hellams, DT D.J. Dale, OC Darrian Dalcourt, DT Stephen Wynn Jr, OT Tyler Steen, K Will Reichard, LB Jaylen Moody

Ole Miss Prospects: RB Zach Evans, OT Nick Broeker, OG Mason Brooks, WR Jonathon Mingo, OLB Demon Clowney, S Otis Reese, S Ladarius Tennison, S AJ Finley, LB Troy Brown, DE Jared Ivey

Coming off a brutal loss to LSU, Alabama looks to rebound their season against another SEC juggernaut in Ole Miss. Although both teams are likely out of the playoff this is a really tough matchup for both squads that features a bunch of prospects.

Some guys to watch on the Alabama side of things are the interior offensive lineman. We went into detail about OG Emil Ekiyor Jr last week and he had a pretty solid showing in the Loss to LSU. However, this week take a look at OG Javion Cohen and OC Darrian Dalcourt as potential later-round players who the Bills could be interested in.

Two sneaky players to watch are TE Cameron Latu who brings unique size and skillset to the position and K Will Reichard. The Buffalo Bills do likely need to address the backup tight end situation and would not be surprised if they did so through the NFL draft.

As far as Reichard, he is consensus one of the best if not the best placekicker in college football right now, and while Tyler Bass doesn’t have all that many opportunities to showcase his leg he largely has been able to get by his career with mediocre accuracy due to his huge leg.

A couple of other guys to watch are safety prospects Malachi Moore and Jordan Battle. After the poor performance of Jaquan Johnson against the Jets and the upcoming contract expiration of Jordan Poyer. It is clear that the Buffalo Bills need some help with safety even if those additions are not starting.

On the Ole Miss side, we don’t have as many prospects but we have some really solid talent. On the offensive line, Nick Broeker and Mason Brooks both could be solid interior offensive line options with the positional versatility to be quality backups if they can’t crack the starting five. The one to really watch is Broeker. He is a great run blocker with a nasty mauling mentality that is hard to miss when watching star running back Zach Evans gets through holes. It is no mystery the Bills need help on the interior of the offensive line and these two guys could potentially be a solution down the road.

The best receiver on Ole Miss Jonathon Mingo gives me major Gabriel Davis vibes in terms of his skillset. Mingo is not a star athlete but he has sure hands, great awareness, and instincts, and is smooth and fast the way he plays. It will be interesting to see how Mingo handles a really highly touted Alabama defensive secondary. It may not be the slot receiver we talked about the Bills needing but could a player like Mingo on the outside let the Bills move All-Pro Stefon Diggs to the slot?

Overall, there are a bunch of prospects in this game and the stakes of the matchup should bring out the best in them. Would not miss this one if you are looking for some draft prospects the Bills could be interested in.