Early look at five 2025 NFL Draft prospects Bills should be watching

When one mock draft season ends, another begins. Within hours of the draft ending, scouts have already started scouring the prospects for next season — and here are a few that might already be making waves at One Bills Drive.
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Denzel Burke — Cornerback, Ohio State

Another Buckeye off the board.

By keeping it in Ohio, the Bills can replace the potential loss of Rasul Douglas next offseason. Douglas turns 30 this summer and he enters the final year of his contract. If the Bills choose to let him walk, and younger cornerbacks like Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam don't continue to rise, the team would certainly be in the market for a new sheriff at the boundary.

In a perfect world, the replacement would be WR/CB superstar Travis Hunter or the University of Michigan's Will Johnson, but Burke is a fluid corner who uses his long arms to attack the football. The senior has only recorded two interceptions in his career, which labels him as a projected late first-round selection, but his coverage skills were exceptional in 2023.

Burke, a starter for the Buckeyes since his freshman season, would be the third cornerback taken in the first round under Bills head coach Sean McDermott.