NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Buffalo Bills make bold 1st Round moves

Buffalo Bills, Bijan Robinson (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills, Luke Schoonmaker
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With the first of their fourth-round picks, the Bills take what will end up being their biggest steal. North Carolina State guard Chandler Zavala has been mocked as high as a late second-round pick but has averaged out to be a third-round prospect by many major outlets.

Here, they get him in the fourth round, much later than he should have gone. Zavala would fit well within the Bills’ heavy rushing scheme, as he is a drive blocker. He stands 6-foot-3, 322 pounds and is a tank of a man. He’ll give Ryan Bates a run for his money for that starting right guard job, which Bates needs.

With their second pick in the fourth round, the Bills get another tight end to pair with Dawson Knox, who is already one of the better at his position in the NFL. Luke Schoonmaker has great size at 6-foot-5, 251 pounds and is fairly quick, too. He possesses great footwork and can get in and out of his breaks well, giving the Bills yet another pass-catching tight end.

Funny enough, Schoonmaker has been compared to Knox, which is why his game might look familiar to Bills fans once he’s in a Buffalo jersey. One aspect that Schoonmaker excels in outside of the passing game is as a run blocker. He’s willing to do it, and he’s good at it. He finishes blocks and drives through the whistle, which some tight ends and receivers don’t always like to do.