Brandon Beane has done a great job of improving Buffalo Bill’s offense, defense and special teams through free agency.
He will put his finishing touches on his season during the 2020 NFL Draft.
As it stands, Buffalo can take the best available player round-the-round as the team has no dazzling needs. With this in mind, here is NYUP’s latest 7-round hair cut for the bills.
Round 2 (Pick 54): Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
It’s hard to imagine the Bills getting Dugger past Round 2 so the team takes him when they can. Buffalo’s strong secondary gets even better with a big nickel option at pick 54.
What they say about Dugger:
“It is rare to find a security with elite size, speed, explosiveness and production at a Power 5 school and almost impossible to find one at a Division II school. Dugger squeezed the lakeshore and used these elite traits to dominate the opposition. Sometimes he seems bored with his level of competition, but his commitment can be immediate and urgent when it needs to be. He plays with controlled force and carries an alpha behavior on the pitch. He has soft hands and is long, but must train his eyes and improve his basics before he is covered. Dugger is a versatile, scheduled safety that helps immediately in special teams and can develop into a talented NFL start. “
-NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein
Round 3 (Pick 86): Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
South Carolina WR Bryan Edwards couldn’t perform at the 2020 NFL Combine after suffering from a broken foot during his training. Edwards injury could allow him to fall in Buffalo laps at election 86. Edwards would add additional size (6 feet and 3 inches) and physicality to Buffalo’s offense. Edwards presented his awards with South Carolina.
As for his performance, Edwards said it best.
What they say about Edwards:
“If Bryan Edwards had been healthy for the Senior Bowl and Combine, we would talk about him in a very similar way that we have talked about Denzel Mim’s stock in recent months.”
** TRADE: Bills acquires pick 113 from Carolina for 128, 167, 239 **
Buffalo sends three picks to the Panthers in exchange for their fourth inning.
Round 4 (Pick 113): Zack Moss, RB, Utah
The Bills find their complement for Devin Singletary early in Round 4.
Zack Moss has seen its share rise in recent months. Moss averaged six yards or more over the past two seasons while rushing for 26 touchdowns in 22 games. While Singletary can make you miss out on a phone booth, Moss is a violent runner.
What they say about Moss:
“Watching Moss’ playing tape is like watching an exercise in controlled violence on almost every carry, but his vision, balance, patience and twist are additional skills that help make him a well-rounded runner. There are some wear that can add extra weight to his doctor and he may need to be more discerning with his physical challenges if he wants to see a second contract.
-NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein
Round 6 (Pick 188): Kendall Coleman, EDGE, Syracuse
The Bills have some talented edge rushers in Mario Addison, Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy, but the team doesn’t have many long-term options on the field. Darryl Johnson had an impressive rookie season in terms of playing time considering he was a late day-three pick and the team seems to like Mike Love too, but adding another young pass rusher should be on the table for Buffalo.
Syracuse EDGE Kendall Coleman could be a good fit for Buffalo late in the draft. Over the past two seasons, Coleman played 14 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss. In terms of technology, Coleman is a tremendous value at this point in the draft. That said, he will need to add a certain size to his frame.
What they say about Coleman:
“I think this kid will be stolen from the draft. He went to Syracuse, which is a Power-5 school, right enough, but he is still a sub dog. He doesn’t get the pub, he doesn’t get the shine in it, and he is in the word sense, still in the shadow of his running mate, “Mathis said. “I can see it in his eye: ‘OK, they’re sleeping on me. I don’t like them sleeping on me, so I’ll do something about it. Former NFL pass rusher Robert Mathis
Round 6 (Pick 207): Dane Jackson, CB, Pitt
The Bills finish their draft by adding Pitstburgh’s Dane Jackson near the end of Game 6. Jackson may be best suited as a nickel cornerback in Buffalo. The team already has Taron Johnson starting in that role, but his durability has been an issue at times (9 games missed over two seasons).
If Jackson can get ahead faster, at least he can serve as a depth behind Johnson while contributing to special teams.
Sean McDermott values cornerbacks that tackle well which is something Jackson did well at Pitt.
In his career at Pitt, Jackson recorded 39 pass breakups (26 PBUs alone between 2018-2019) and four interceptions.
What they say about Jackson:
“Jackson is a super-competitive athlete who is always looking for work in coverage, but he will need to improve his discipline and play strength to secure an NFL roster spot, projecting as a potential reserve.” -The Athletic’s Dane Brugler
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