Despite ending the season much sooner than anyone would have wanted, it is now time to turn our attention to most fans second most favorite time of year. The NFL Draft. For the Buffalo Bills, this will also be the first big strikes for Sean McDermott as he begins his tenure as the head coach in Buffalo.
In need of help on both sides of the football, the Buffalo Bills first round draft pick could be anyone’s guess at the moment. While the quarterback position looks to be sorted, the team is still in need of help at multiple positions including cornerback, wide receiver, and offensive line.
With the Draft now just under two months away, we are closing in on the second best part of the NFL year. With the combine now over, the realtick towards the draft has begun. So without further ado, we present week eight of the “Buffalo Bills potential first round draft picks.”
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3. Patrick Mahomes — Quarterback — Texas Tech
The fact that the Buffalo Bills have remained quite for so long about the future of quarterback Tyrod Taylor leads me to two conclusions. The team has yet to make a decision and the ultimate yes or no could come down to the wire while the team is also not yet sold on Tyrod as the franchise quarterback for this team going forward.
With other teams across the NFL interested in Tyrod, the Bills could even try to swing a trade for their signal caller. Either way, if the team does choose to move on from Tyrod this offseason, they will need to find a new quarterback to develop. Right now, my personal favorite remains Patrick Mahomes.
A true gunslinger, Mahomes has been on the rise ever since the end of the college season. Possessing a cannon for an arm, Mahomes is someone that has impressed a lot of NFL scouts. If one of those scouts belongs to the Bills, Mahomes could be the quarterback of the future for this team.
2. Mike Williams — Wide Receiver — Clemson
Dropping one spot from last week, Mike Williams still has a good chance at being selected by the Buffalo Bills. Considering that he has the Clemson connection the Bills have used in recent seasons along with the fact that the team will likely need a replacement for Robert Woods and the standout receiving prospect could be on his way to Orchard Park.
An extremely talented wide receiver, Williams possesses all the traits that NFL experts look for. He has size, speed, quickness, route running and all kinds of other intangibles that experts look for in a future star receiver. Add to this that he wouldn’t have to do the heavy lifting by himself in Buffalo and Williams could be on for a great start to his NFL career.
One area that caused this drop though is the fact that the Bills need some help at right tackle. If the team is unable to sign Ricky Wagner this offseason, then the Bills could need to add a first round tackle to their offense.
1. Ryan Ramczyk — Offensive Tackle — Wisconsin
In need of some improvement at the right tackle position, the Buffalo Bills could select an offensive lineman with their first round pick this year. While Ryan Ramczyk has the looks of a future left tackle, switching him across to the right side should not present an issue, allowing him to be a major improvement over current starter Jordan Mills.
One of the best left tackles in college football last season, Ramczyk had a different college career than most. Attending UW-Stevens Point for his first two years, Ramczyk sat out his junior year when he transferred to the University of Wisconsin. However, that season off did nothing to damper his on field performances.
Now seen by many as the number one offensive tackle in this draft, Ryan Ramczyk will likely be the first offensive lineman taken in this draft. If the Bills strike out in attempting to sign Ricky Wagner this offseason, Ramczyk would not be a bad second choice for this team.