The Bills lost Levi Wallace to free agency and desperately need to add talent around Tre’Davius White at the cornerback position. Josh Allen and company have the ability to score with anyone, but as was evident in their heart-breaking defeat versus the Chiefs in the playoffs, the team can’t always stop those other teams from scoring.
Most of this can be chalked up to “Mahomes being Mahomes”, because Buffalo was one of the top defensive units all the way through the 2021 season. Now, they’ve added superstar Von Miller to the fold. The pass rush needed an established player to put with the young guys in the front seven, clearing the way for the Bills to attack the secondary at pick 25. With the top-five WRs already off the board, the next best thing is finding someone to stop those receivers. Andrew Booth has the skills to form a lethal duo with White.
Tyler Linderbaum is one of the best players in this draft, there’s no debate. Unfortunately for Linderbaum, the center position is not considered premium by NFL front offices. They’re considered to be easily replaceable, but this is an exception. In the same way that Quenton Nelson transcends the guard position, Linderbaum achieves that at center.
The Titans get a much better value than what their divisional rival Colts got with Nelson in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, and if Linderbaum is able to be a similar game-changer for the entire Titans’ offensive line, it is worth taking him 100 out of 100 times. The position isn’t highly-regarded, but when you have the chance to get a guy with top-one potential at his position, you do it this late in the round.