The Buffalo Bills once again are going to be picking late in the first round of the NFL Draft. While this is good news because it means they had a successful season the year prior because the order is determined by the record, it creates challenges for general manager Brandon Beane.
By picking late in the first round, it puts pressure on the scouting department to find players who can contribute and aren’t clearly top prospects in that year’s class. However, there are times when players fall for a multitude of reasons and if any of these five players are available when the Buffalo Bills are on the clock, it should be a no-brainer and they should run their pick to Roger Goodell.
5 dream first round picks for the Buffalo Bills in the 2023 NFL Draft
The interior of the offensive line has been an issue for the Buffalo Bills for a few seasons now and the front office should look to make some changes this offseason. Last year, the team had Rodger Saffold and Ryan Bates as their starters but neither are really long-term answers as Saffold is set to be a free agent and Bates seems better suited as a backup.
O’Cyrus Torrence though could be a perfect player for this offensive line to establish one of the two guard positions. Torrence transferred to Florida this past season after playing at Louisana and making the jump to the SEC didn’t look to be too much as he was just as dominant for the Gators.
While guards are not usually a position to address with a first round pick, the scouting report on The Draft Network describes a player that is a powerful run blocker and he would be a perfect fit for the Buffalo Bills and exactly what they need.