The Buffalo Bills 2022 season is still in full swing, and the team is competing for their third straight AFC East title and the top spot in the AFC. However, for some parts of the front office, their focus has been on the NFL Draft and finding players that will help them next year and beyond.
The Bills currently have six draft picks for the 2023 NFL Draft over five rounds with a conditional sixth round pick sent to the Indianapolis Colts for Nyheim Hines and a seventh round pick sent to the Atlanta Falcons for Dean Marlowe. The sixth round pick for Hines could become a fifth round pick but for this mock draft, we will assume Indianapolis will get the sixth round pick.
With the help of the Mock Draft Simulator on Pro Football Network, this is a seven round mock draft for the Buffalo Bills.
7-round 2023 NFL mock draft for the Buffalo Bills
1st Round: Antonio Johnson, S Texas A&M (28th overall)
One of the big questions for the Buffalo Bills this offseason is what happens at the safety position. This has been a strength of the defense for a number of years but Jordan Poyer is set to be a free agent after the season and Micah Hyde is coming off a neck injury that required surgery earlier this year.
The Bills have gotten some good production from Damar Hamlin this season but it remains to be seen if he is the long-term answer. Even if the team does elect to go into the season with Hyde and Hamlin as the starters, it would make sense to add another player at the position.
Antonio Johnson out of Texas A&M could be a perfect addition to this defense as he is a versatile safety that can be utilized all over the field. He has the physicality to play near the line of scrimmage to help against the run and has enough athleticism to drop back and be a deep safety.