Buffalo Bills 5-round mock 2024 draft including 3 wild trades

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Buffalo Bills find their answer in the defensive backfield

R2: pick 60 - USC Safety, Calen Bullock

Calen Bullock brings both size and speed to the position. He is 6'2 and weighs 188 pounds. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.48, official 40-time. Pro Football Focus has him at number 62 on their big board, so getting him here at 60 is solid value and addresses a significant need for the Buffalo Bills. Next Gen Stats gives him a prospect grade of 6.13 on an eight-point grading scale and has the potential to step in as a starter on day one.

There has been talk of the Buffalo Bills addressing this need via free agency, which we will find out when that begins in a couple of weeks. However, even if the Bills decide to bring in a veteran safety, I'd look to doing a one-year deal, and still draft Bullock here with the 60th pick. This would give him a season to learn and get ready to take over as the full-time starter in 2025. The one concern with Bullock is his run defense needs some work. Some analysts see him potentially moving to corner in the NFL. Let me just entertain that for a second. How about Christian Benford to safety and convert Bullock to corner? It could work, just saying.