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Joe B: NFL Mock Draft: Day Two (4/28/17)

Joe B: NFL Mock Draft: Day Two (4/28/17)
Posted at 1:40 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 13:40:17-04

The Buffalo Bills made a stark move to trade down in the first round, accruing an extra third-round pick, a first-round pick next year, in addition to the 27th overall selection. With the move down, they addressed a big need by taking cornerback Tre'Davious White -- a player that will challenge to start for the team immediately.

As we reset for the second day of the draft, the Bills now have three selections: 44th overall, 75th overall, and now -- thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs -- 91st overall. What will the Bills do with their picks?

A look at how it could all shake out:

Round Two

33)  (from CLE) - RB Joe Mixon, Oklahoma

34)  (from SF) - OT Cam Robinson, Alabama

35)  - G Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky

36)  - WR Zay Jones, East Carolina

37)  - WR Chris Godwin, Penn State

38)  - S Budda Baker, Washington

39)  - CB Kevin King, Washington

40)  - OT Antonio Garcia, Troy

41)  - RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State 

42)  - DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State

43)  - CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado

44)  - LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt

- With both Cam Robinson and Antonio Garcia off the board at right tackle and Zay Jones off the board at wide receiver, this likely makes the Bills feel very comfortable with taking an instant starter at weakside linebacker -- which is where Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham comes into play. Some will argue for a wide receiver here, but likely with better value down in the third round to get a competitor to play the number two role, it makes sense to capitalize on adding a player like Cunningham that is an immediate upgrade over currently slotted starter Ramon Humber at weakside linebacker. Cunningham is always around the football and provides the speed element to the linebacker group that the Bills simply don't have from their starting caliber players. Sean McDermott wants to rebuild this defense with players that fit his scheme. First Tre'Davious White, and now, Zach Cunningham.

45)  - QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame

46)  - G Dan Feeney, Indiana

47)  - EDGE Tyus Bowser, Houston

48)  - WR Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma

49)  -  RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee

50)  - S Josh Jones, NC State

51)  - DL Chris Wormley, Michigan

52)  (from TEN) - RB/WR Curtis Samuel, Ohio State

53)  - TE Gerald Everett, South Alabama

54)  - G Dion Dawkins, Temple

55)  - RB D'Onta Foreman, Texas

56)  - DT Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte

57)  - TE Adam Shaheen, Ashland

58)  - CB/S Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut

59)  - EDGE Tim Williams, Alabama

60)  - CB Sidney Jones, Washington

61)  - CB Quincy Wilson, Florida

62)  - QB Davis Webb, Cal

63)  - DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama

64)  (from NE) - CB Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson

Round Three

65)  - S Marcus Maye, Florida

66)  - QB Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh

67)  (from CHI) - WR Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky

68)  - TE Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech

69)  - G Taylor Moton, Western Michigan

70)  - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC

71)  - EDGE Jordan Willis, Kansas State

72)  (from CAR) - TE Jake Butt, Michigan

73)  - DL Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova

74)  (from PHI) - WR ArDarius Stewart, Alabama

75)  -  DL Demarcus Walker, Florida State

- In the third round, you have to meld value and need together, and that's precisely what happens with Florida State's Demarcus Walker still being on the board. I think there are legitimate questions about how well Jerry Hughes fits into Sean McDermott's scheme, especially when he likes bigger defensive ends that hold the point of attack, and that can set the edge -- which isn't exactly a strong point for Hughes. Walker is also versatile and has the size to line up at either end or inside at tackle to get some pressure on the quarterback from the interior. The defensive line is lacking in depth, and Walker would significantly add to it as a rotational player and possible starter. Like I wrote before, Sean McDermott is serious about fixing the defense... and he needs players that fit his scheme to do it.

76)  - EDGE Tarell Basham, Ohio

77)  - CB Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado

78)  - RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma

79)  - G Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh

80)  - LB Alex Anzalone, Florida

81)  - CB Rasul Douglas, West Virginia

82)  - LB Duke Riley, LSU

83)  - S Marcus Williams, Utah

84)  - RB James Conner, Pittsburgh

85)  - DT Montravius Adams, Auburn

86)  (from MIA) - OT Julie'n Davenport, Bucknell

87)  - QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee

88)  - LB Ryan Anderson, Oklahoma

89)  - CB Fabian Moreau, UCLA

90)  - LB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State

91)  (from KC) - WR Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

- Rest easy, Bills fans, here is your wide receiver. The additional third-round pick allowed the Bills the flexibility to take another defensive player that can really help the team, and with a run-first offense, they don't have a need to force a wide receiver pick. However, the value is here for Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp. His stock peaked around the Senior Bowl, and some thought he could even sneak into the second round. A poor showing with his 40-time (4.62) at the NFL Combine showed that he doesn't really have the speed teams covet, and, there are some questions about his ability to gain consistent yards after the catch. That said, Kupp is a really good prospect due to his strong attention to detail in his route running, his ball skills, and he's a solid run blocker. He's just not as explosive as some of the other receiver options, which is why the third round is a solid spot for him to go. I think he'll be able to compete to either be the starting wide receiver, or as a slot receiver for Tyrod Taylor and company.

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