Ranking the best options for Buffalo Bills at pick 33 in 2024 NFL Draft

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1. Cooper DeJean, DB (Iowa)

While the Buffalo Bills need a wide receiver, this is a very deep draft class and the Bills could find players who could contribute later in the draft. In my opinion, the best player available is defensive back Cooper DeJean in the entire draft, which is good news for the BIlls because he is a perfect fit in this defense.

DeJean played both cornerback and safety at college but in the NFL, and on the Bills defense, is better suited at safety. He has great instincts when the ball is in the air with seven interceptions over the past two seasons. More importantly is what he does after he forces the turnover considering he returned three for touchdowns and had an average of 18.9 yards per interception return.

He may need some time before he steps into a starting role but the Bills have the luxury of letting him develop some with Mike Edwards and Taylor Rapp already on the roster. The Bills also ran enough three safety looks last season that DeJean can get on the field.

However, even if he doesn't win the starting job he can still contribute this season as the team's punt returner. Over the past two seasons, DeJean has ahd 31 returns for an average of 13.1 yards per return.

While the Bills may be listening to trade offers for pick 33, it seems like a no-brainer that Cooper DeJean is the pick to kick off the second round.