(WKBW) — Day One of the 2019 NFL Draft is complete, and the Buffalo Bills were a bit fortunate to come away with Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver without surrendering any Day Two selections from their stable of picks. However, will the Bills stand pat through all of Day Two as they did on the first night of the draft?
With seven selections on Saturday, the Bills could show some activity on Friday evening, and it could help them come away with two potential starting players in the process.
My Day Two mock draft, which extends through the Bills final selection of the evening:
33) - G Cody Ford, Oklahoma
34) (from NYJ) - WR DK Metcalf, Ole Miss
35) - TE Irv Smith, Jr., Alabama
36) - CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
37) (from NYG) - CB Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt
38) - WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State
39) - S Nasir Adderley, Delaware
40) - WR AJ Brown, Ole Miss
- I tweeted this out on Thursday evening ahead of the draft, but the idea of Ole Miss wide receiver AJ Brown in Brian Daboll's offense is something that I believe can be a phenomenal fit for all parties. Brown, although his timed speed wasn't extraordinary for a player his size (6-feet, 226-pounds), the playing speed he shows on film against good defensive competition stands out by a large margin. Brown was used in the slot by Ole Miss quite a bit, but he also showed the ability to move outside -- which is important for the fit with Buffalo. On top of it all, if the slot winds up being Brown's destination the majority of the time, the one thing he brings to the table that Cole Beasley does not is the strength to fight through would-be tacklers, and the combination of vision and acceleration to rack up yards after the catch even on the shorter routes. Brown is a fantastic route runner and that's how he gains his separation, but he wins both before the ball is delivered and after the ball is in his hands. He is one of my favorite receivers in the draft, and I think he has star potential in the right system. I believe Daboll's system is one that could unearth that.
41) - QB Drew Lock, Missouri
42) - CB Greedy Williams, LSU
43) - CB Byron Murphy, Washington
44) - WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
45) (from ATL) - IOL Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
46) (from WAS) - EDGE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
47) - T Jawaan Taylor, Florida
48) - T Greg Little, Ole Miss
49) - IOL Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State
50) - DT Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State
51) - CB Julian Love, Notre Dame
52) (from PIT) - LB Mack Wilson, Alabama
53) **TRADE (from BAL via PHI) - T/G Dalton Risner, Kansas State
- Bills fans can thank the Raiders and the Giants for the flexibility to be able to do this. By the Raiders drafting Clelin Ferrell, it set forth a domino effect in which Ed Oliver lasted until ninth overall, the Bills were able to keep all their picks without having to move up to get him on their roster, and provided them plenty of ammo to be big time players on Day Two of the NFL Draft. The Bills still have a whopping seven Day Three selections in their hands, and the odds that they keep all of them are slim in my estimation. Simply put, they likely won't have enough spots on the roster for all of their draft selections. So, the Bills take advantage of all of their remaining picks and package together a fourth, fifth, and sixth-round pick to move up and select an offensive lineman in Dalton Risner that could start as early as this season. Along the offensive line, the only thing that's settled is at center with Mitch Morse, which also creates a lot of competition. Risner, who played right tackle at Kansas State, can help there, or he also projects well inside to guard -- a position that has a handful of players without a definitive starter. Risner is an extremely physical blocker that doesn't have the best athleticism of the tackles that you'll find, but he always managed to get the job done for the Wildcats in college. His versatility, his ability, and his personality would be a dynamic fit for the Bills' roster.
Trade Details: Buffalo receives 53rd overall. Philadelphia receives 74th overall, 112th overall, 147th overall, 181st overall.
54) (from SEA) - G Nate Davis, Charlotte
55) - CB Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky
56) (from CHI) - DT Trysten Hill, Central Florida
57) - RB Miles Sanders, Penn State
58) - S Juan Thornhill, Virginia
59) - S Taylor Rapp, Washington
60) - EDGE Chase Winovich, Michigan
61) - CB Sean Bunting, Central Michigan
62) - G Michael Dieter, Wisconsin
63) (from LAR) - WR Emanuel Hall, Missouri
64) - TE Dawson Knox, Ole Miss