Buffalo Bills Mock Draft: Trade for Dalvin Cook, plus other needs filled
By Ryan Heckman
One of the Bills’ biggest offseason needs is along their offensive line. Despite attempting to fill the holes over the last few seasons, Beane has missed on both draft picks and free agent signings. The fact is, Josh Allen needs better protection. For that reason, Buffalo spends its very first pick in the draft on an offensive lineman.
Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence is widely regarded as the top interior offensive lineman in the draft, but will go later in the first due to other positions being far superior. There is going to be a run on quarterbacks, and we could see four of them go in the first. Edge rusher is also a big position to watch in the first round.
Torrence could see himself drop a bit, which would be ideal for the Bills, who need a strong interior presence. Torrence transferred from the Sun Belt Conference to the SEC last year and didn’t miss a beat. Playing just as well against top-tier competition, he solidified himself as a surefire pick in this year’s draft.
The Bills are getting a massive man at 6-foot-5, 345lbs. Torrence has legitimate strength and anchor to play on the inside and protect the quarterback. He handles bull rushers well and has proven to be dependable in the run game, also. The Bills get a Day 1 starter and a no-brainer selection here at no. 27 overall.