The worst-case scenario for 2022 NFL Draft bills
The NFL Draft is one of the most fun things of the calendar year for NFL fans. The buildup is unmatched as fans try to predict who their favorite team will select.
As for the Buffalo Bills, they have filled many voids in free will; the biggest being star edge rusher Von Miller, who landed a 6-year, $120 million deal.
The Bills made several defensive tackles and landed two veteran quarterbacks, a second tight end and a veteran receiver.
The Bills also tied the offer sheet for guard Ryan Bates, who will stay at Buffalo for the next four years.
Buffalo is a Super Bowl favorite and probably has the best roster in the entire league. It’s a good place to head to the draft, especially since general manager Brandon Beane likes to take the best player available, regardless of position.
However, the Bills need deep help at three positions: cornerback, wide receiver, inside offensive line. Many fans and pundits have mocked the Bills for taking a cornerback or wide receiver, but even with Bates back, an offensive lineman is at least a 25 pick possibility in the first round.
There’s a worst-case scenario for the Bills in this draft, and it revolves around a run on wide receivers and the best cornerbacks on the board.
There are quite a few wide receivers that could go between the 9-25 picks:
- Drake London (USC)
- Garrett Wilson (Ohio State)
- Chris Olave (Ohio State)
- Jameson Williams (Alabama)
- Jahan Dotson (Penn State)
- Treylon Burks (Arkansas)
There’s a scenario that all but one, or all are gone entirely by pick 25. Teams ahead of the Bills could use a wide receiver and it’s a passing league, driven by offense. They are a bonus.
Top corners are Sauce Gardner, Derek Stingley Jr., Andrew Booth Jr. and Trent McDuffie. All probably left at choice 25.
The Bills could find themselves in a dilemma. Draft someone like Skyy Moore (wide receiver at Western Michigan) or Breece Hall (returning to Iowa State), or go with Zion Johnson (goalkeeper at Boston College). Moore and Hall might have a few picks later, so the drop is another possibility.
I don’t think the trade is worth it in this draft and the Bills aren’t desperate for a position or a player anyway. If this scenario occurs, a decline could occur.
I would be good with Skyy Moore, who would be a great weapon in attacking the Bills. Roger McCreary and Kyler Gordon are good options if they also decide to take a corner.
We’ll see what Beane and the Bills decide to do.
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