Buffalo Bills 7-round mock draft: Chasing a championship

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (Photo by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)
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Asante Samuel Jr., Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills select Asante Samuel Jr. in the second round of this mock draft (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills have not made the sexiest additions in free agency this offseason but they have done a nice job of taking care of their needs and finding value. The Bills have made their own free agents a priority, bringing back star linebacker Matt Milano on a four-year contract and strong starting offensive linemen Darryl Williams and Jon Feliciano on three-year deals.

Buffalo also found value when they signed Emmanuel Sanders to a one-year deal and made an interesting addition to their quarterback room when they brought in Mitchell Trubisky to back up Josh Allen. Simply put, the Buffalo Bills did a great job of keeping their strong roster together and finding value on the open market in a couple of key spots.

Their performance in free agency will allow them to remain open to many positions and not have to reach for needs in the 2021 NFL Draft. There are certain positions that they will likely look to address but for the most part, the Bills are wide open to simple find value. How can the Bills continue to improve through the draft? Find out in this complete seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft for the team.

Note: This mock draft was completed using Pro Football Network’s mock draft simulator.

The Buffalo Bills kick off this mock draft with a trade. Ideal value simply was not available when Buffalo went on the clock at No. 30, allowing the team to look for trade-down scenarios. The Carolina Panthers are the team coming up the board for No. 30, sending the Bills their second and third-round selections in the 2021 NFL Draft and a sixth-round pick next year.

Buffalo Bills mock draft: Round 2, 39th overall

2. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Florida State. Asante Samuel Jr.. player. 804. CB

Cornerback is not a massive position of need for the Bills but it is certainly a spot where they could use some help. This team has struggled to find an ideal cornerback to line up opposite of Tre’Davious White and that has allowed teams to throw away from White and pick on other players. After trading out of the first round, the Buffalo Bills find value at the cornerback position by adding Asante Samuel Jr. to the mix.

Samuel is a quick and competitive cornerback prospect who shows tremendous instincts in coverage. He is a strong man-to-man defender who also shows the ability to read the quarterback and make plays on the ball when playing zone. Samuel is a bit undersized but he plays bigger than he actually is and does a great job of staying in position in coverage. He has inside/outside versatility, is a great value pick in this range and would fill a position of need for the Bills.