Buffalo Bills Mock Draft: A shocking first round trade

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Buffalo Bills, Sydney Brown
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Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Illinois. Sydney Brown. 2. player. 807. S

If you’re wondering whether or not the Bills bring Jordan Poyer back to the fold, here’s your answer. For a cash-strapped team, Poyer just might be one of those unfortunate casualties. However, in the second round, the Bills find his replacement in Illinois’ Sydney Brown.

If you could sum up Brown’s game in one word, it would be this: hunter.

Brown has a nose for the football and goes after it 100 miles an hour. Last year with the Illini, Brown came up with a whopping six interceptions and seven passes defensed. He plays with a quickness and tenacity that’s very rarely matched.

The six-foot safety possesses good size but also combines that with speed and quick feet. He is a sudden mover who can change direction in a hurry in order to chase down a breakaway play.

What makes Brown an even more attractive player is the fact that he has positional versatility. He can line up in the slot if asked, and perform quite well. He can also play deep if needed, where he’ll certainly sniff out the football from time to time.

For a Bills defense losing a player like Poyer and needing an impact player, that’s what they’re getting in Brown. This is a home run pick in the second round and makes the Bills defense that much better.