4 prospects at Ohio State Pro Day that Buffalo Bills could target in NFL Draft

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Paris Johnson Jr. and Dawand Jones

The Buffalo Bills continue to look to improve their offensive line and are likely to utilize at least one of their early picks on an offensive lineman, even after adding free agent guard Connor McGovern.  OSU had four offensive linemen participate in their Pro Day, with two of them in particular providing interesting fits for the Bills.

Paris Johnson Jr is a 6’6” 313 pound junior who played mostly left tackle for the Buckeyes in 2022. He allowed just two sacks while playing 757 snaps, showing excellent run and pass-blocking skills. As a versatile player who could fit at either tackle or guard, Johnson Jr will likely be a first round pick in the 2023 draft. While he is not big for a tackle, he has long arms and a huge arm span, which are traits that the Bills have valued, and led to them drafting Spencer Brown in 2021. If Johnson Jr falls to the Bills at pick 27, he would be one of the top players for the Bills to target in the first round.

Like Paris Johnson Jr, OSU right tackle Dawand Jones excelled in both run and pass blocking and profiles as a first round talent. Playing mostly right tackle for the Buckeyes, Jones excelled, not allowing a single sack in his senior year. Jones has a tantalizing physical profile, measuring 6’8” tall and 374 lbs with huge hands and arms. While his technical skills may not be quite as refined as Johnson Jr’s at this point, he would also be a fit for the Bills as a swing tackle and a piece to push Spencer Brown in case he does not show the improvement the Bills expect in 2023.