The Buffalo Bills have done a great job of building their roster in recent years, finding players who can make a consistent impact for the team on both sides of the ball. This well-rounded roster paired with the growth of franchise quarterback Josh Allen allowed the Bills to be serious competitors in the AFC this season.
They fell short of their ultimate goal, taking a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game over the weekend. But make no mistake about it, the Buffalo Bills are an extremely talented team that is set up for a lot of success going forward.
In order to make the most out of their current opportunity, the Bills must be able to continue to stockpile talent through the draft. In this post, we are going to go seven rounds deep with the team, looking at a complete 2021 NFL mock draft for the Buffalo Bills. Can they find the players who can help them take the next step? Let’s find out.
Note: This 2021 NFL mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.
2021 NFL mock draft: Round 1, 30th overall
The Buffalo Bills are not expected to have a ton of cap space to work with this offseason and could lose many key pieces across their offensive line in free agency. With this being the case, the offensive line could stand out as a massive need for this team when the 2021 NFL Draft rolls around.
In the first round of this 2021 NFL mock draft, the Bills address this massive potential need with the selection of Michigan offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield. Mayfield is an impressive athlete up front who moves his feet well in pass protection and is great at attacking the second level in the run game.
In Mayfield, the Buffalo Bills would have an extremely talented offensive tackle prospect who could come in and make an immediate impact for the team. Sticking Mayfield at right tackle across from Dion Dawkins on the left side would give the Bills an extremely talented offensive tackle duo who could adequately protect Josh Allen for many years.