Buffalo Bills 2023 NFL Draft: 14 players to target on Day 2 after first round

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The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft was completed on Thursday night and the Buffalo Bills added another playmaker for Josh Allen with the selection of Dalton Kincaid out of Utah. The Bills now have a second tight end to complement Dawson Knox but his role may be more than that based on some comments made by Brandon Beane, like this one tweeted by WGR550’s Sal Capaccio.

The Buffalo Bills now are scheduled to make two picks on Day 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft with their original second and third round picks. With that in mind, these are 14 players that are still available that could make sense for general manager Brandon Beane to have very high on his draft board.

14 players the Buffalo Bills could target on Day 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft

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Targets: Drew Sanders, Trenton Simpson

The middle linebacker is one of the biggest glaring needs for the Buffalo Bills defense and Day 2 always seemed like the spot that they would address this need. The front office has added some competition this offseason in A.J. Klein and Tyrel Dodson to compete with Terrel Bernard. However, if Bernard were not to win the starting job, Klein and Dodson don’t appear to be long-term answers.

The best option still available would have to be Drew Sanders after Jack Campbell was drafted 18th overall by the Detroit Lions. Sanders has some development as he played only one season at middle linebacker but he is very athletic, has good size, and is an excellent pass rusher from that spot.

If Drew Sanders is drafted before their pick, the Buffalo Bills may wait until the third round with the idea to trade up if needed to select Trenton Simpson. The former Clemson linebacker isn’t a perfect fit but could make sense for this defense.