5 disastrous picks the Buffalo Bills must avoid in 2023 NFL Draft

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The 2023 NFL Draft is approaching quickly for the Buffalo Bills and they will be putting the final touches on their draft preparation over the next few weeks. The front office at this point should have all the information they need from watching film to workouts and testing at the NFL Combine and Pro Days.

The art of scouting is not an exact science and uses the data points from all those tasks to formulate a case for or against drafting a player. Unfortunately, every year there are draft picks that make sense at the time but fans will question the selection years later.

When looking at this year’s draft class, these are five picks for the Buffalo Bills that could make sense but are likely to end in disaster.

5 disastrous picks the Buffalo Bills must avoid in the 2023 NFL Draft

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Luke Musgrave

There is certainly plenty to like when looking at former Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave. He has a unique physical skill set at 6’5″ and 253 pounds and finished with a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.77 out of 10.

He has the potential to be a dynamic tight end in the NFL with his explosiveness but there are too many concerns for Musgrave that should force the Buffalo Bills to look elsewhere in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The first is he has limited experience during his time at Oregon State with only 20 games played over four seasons. He also wasn’t very productive when on the field with only 47 receptions, 633 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

Musgrave also has struggled with drops and according to Mike Renner with Pro Football Focus has the highest drop rate among tight ends in this class at 16.5%.

The Buffalo Bills could roll the dice on Musgrave considering he would be expected to only be the second tight end in this offense behind Dawson Knox. However, the team has been looking for that second tight end for a few years now and it would make more sense to find a player in the 2023 NFL Draft who is more established with fewer questions.