Buffalo Bills revamp their defense in 2024 seven-round mock draft

Troy Franklin - Oregon
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Troy Franklin has been mocked to the Buffalo Bills in the first round by several draft analysts and fans. Franklin has become a Bills fan favorite and we're still two months away from draft night. NFLDraftbuzz.com has Franklin ranked as the fifth-best wide receiver in this draft class and 24th overall prospect. He's reported to run a 4.35, 40-time and stands at 6'3", weighing 187 pounds. Pro Football Focus gave him an 84.9 grade in 2023, ranks him as the fifth-best receiver in the class, and 24th overall prospect.

In 2023, Franklin's final collegiate season, he had 81 receptions, 1,383 yards, and an outstanding 14 touchdowns. His average yards per reception were an amazing 17.1 yards, further proving his big-play capability. Franklin is considered one of the top deep-threat receivers in this class and shows outstanding route-running skills. Franklin brings versatility as well and can play outside or in the slot.