Buffalo Bills 2022 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: New CB2 and OLine Focus

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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2022 NFL Draft, Zonovan Knight
Atlanta Falcons mock draft, Zonovan Knight. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 4, 126th Overall: Marquis Hayes, G, Oklahoma

As I mentioned earlier, the Buffalo Bills offensive line needs to improve. Marquis Hayes would provide them with some depth at guard.

Hayes was a three year starter for the Sooners at guard and earned second team All-Big 12 honors this past season. He was consistent as a pass protector in his time with Oklahoma as he never allowed more than 13 pressures in his three years of starting.

Round 5, 166th Overall: Jayden Peevy, DL, Texas A&M

With Harrison Phillips and Vernon Butler both being free agents this offseason, the Bills may need to add some depth on the interior defensive line.

Jayden Peevy doesn’t rush the passer well enough yet to be a starter in the NFL, however I do think he can carve out a role for himself.  Peevy stands at 6-foot-6, 315 pounds, moves well for a man of his size, and does a good job shedding blocks to stop the run.

Round 6, 184th Overall: Zonovan Knight, RB, NC State

Zonovan Knight brings a solid skillset to the table. As a runner, he’s got good vision, solid speed, and is pretty elusive. He also is solid as a receiver as he caught 21 passes and 156 yards without a drop.

Round 6, 203rd Overall: Ty Fryfogle, WR, Indiana

Ty Fryfogle is someone I really like as a late round pick as he’s shown some flashes of high level play. He hasn’t been consistent enough to warrant a day one or two pick, but to be fair to him a lot of that is out of his control as he’s dealt with inconsistent quarterback play over his career.

In 2020 he had three huge games where he combined for 552 yards and six touchdowns. The next game however quarterback Michael Penix Jr. got injured and his production dropped off significantly.

The biggest selling point to Fryfogle’s game is his ability to win contested catches and in particular contested catches downfield. He stands at 6-foot-2 and knows how to time his jump and go up and get the ball. He would provide the Cowboys with even more depth at wide receiver.

Round 7, 228th Overall: Cade York, K, LSU

This pick isn’t to say that the Bills should replace their current kicker Tyler Bass who was solid this season. However, there’s nothing wrong with a little competition at kicker.

Cade York was impressive for LSU this season as he only missed three kicks all season with two of them being from 55 yards and he made five kicks from 50 plus. There’s no doubt he should get a shot in the NFL.

Round 7, 243rd Overall: Micah McFadden, LB, Indiana

Over his time at Indiana Micah McFadden has proven his abilities as a pass rusher. He may not be three down player, as he isn’t great as a run defender, but he can be valuable in pass defense, as he can rush the passer very well.