We are officially less than a month away from the 2023 NFL Draft, and it will be a weekend that Buffalo Bills fans have been waiting for, for quite some time now.
The Bills have a few spots on the roster that need some depth, still, and general manager Brandon Beane will be tasked with closing those gaps.
Buffalo has the following picks in this year’s draft:
1st Round (no. 27)
2nd Round (59th)
3rd Round (91st)
4th Round (130th)
5th Round (137th)
6th Round (205th)
With just six picks, Beane is going to have to be selective and creative in his strategies. Maybe, he trades back a little at some point to acquire more picks. Regardless, there are a few mistakes, though, that he cannot afford to make. Let’s tackle them.
Mistakes the Buffalo Bills must avoid in 2023 NFL Draft: Passing on OL in the first round if value is there
Some might argue that the Bills’ starting offensive line could be set, but there are a couple of positions that may not be fully set in stone. For one, the right guard position is anything but solidified. Let’s say Florida’s O’Cyrus Torrence is there at no. 27 overall. If Beane passed on Torrence, that would be a horrible error on his part.
Additionally, if one of the top offensive tackles fall, the Bills could use competition and a future starter on the right side. For example, if Oklahoma’s Anton Harrison is there at 27, the Bills should seriously consider drafting him.
The line was anything but solid last year, and with Beane’s concerns about Josh Allen taking hits and turning the ball over, they cannot afford to pass on this position if the value is there. Sure, there could be some other very intriguing names there, and trading back from this pick is even a strong possibility. But, guys like Torrence and Harrison are too good to pass up.