Buffalo Bills Mock Draft: Round 5, Pick 129 – Connor Galvin, OL, Baylor
With a clear need for offensive line talent, the Buffalo Bills draft Connor Galvin out of Baylor.
The 2021 Big-12 Offensive Lineman of the Year is likely to be drafted somewhat earlier than this, however, it’s incredibly early in the pre-draft process. Players have yet to do the NFL Combine or their individual Pro Days, so there’s still much to learn about these prospects.
Galvin is built more like a true offensive tackle, being 6-foot-7 and weighing 310-pounds, so he’d likely have to battle it out with Spencer Brown— granted he’s even expected to start.
Not that Galvin isn’t talented, but it’d be an impressive feat if he were to beat out Dawkins for the left tackle position.
That said, Dawkins is only signed until 2024, per Spotrac, which means there’s also the possibility of drafting Galvin and having him spend a season learning behind Dawkins and Brown.
Considering how low this pick is, if Galvin is even available at this point, that’s not really a wasted pick. Players drafted in the fifth round usually aren’t seen expected to be immediate starters.
It’s great if a team can get a player that’s drafted in the third day and have them be immediate impact players.
It’s uncertain if Galvin is seen to be a guy that’ll last this long, but if he is, he’d become loved by Bills Mafia without a doubt.