This 7-Round Buffalo Bills mock draft sees the Bills investing in the trenches and adding to important skill positions.
The Buffalo Bills fell short of their Super Bowl aspirations in the 2022 NFL season. However, their roster is still primed for a run at the ultimate prize again in 2023.
Bills 7-Round Mock Draft: Buffalo Addresses the Trenches
Like all teams, the Bills have a few weak spots on their roster that must be addressed, including the trenches. However, if they cash in on these six picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Bills could be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise history next February.
The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, so this will serve as our final mock draft for the Bills. Without further ado, let’s get things started on Day 1 of the draft.
The Bills’ biggest hole on the roster, entering the upcoming season, is the interior offensive line. Luckily for Buffalo, the best interior offensive lineman in the 2023 NFL Draft fell right into their laps at No. 27 overall. Josh Allen and James Cook rejoice.
The Bills spent their first-round pick on cornerback Kaiir Elam in the 2022 NFL Draft. So, does it make sense for them to spend one of their first two picks on a cornerback this year? You can never have enough lockdown corners in the NFL, so my answer to that question is a resounding yes. Clark Phillips III has the potential to be a star defender from the slot.
With Ed Oliver on the last year of his rookie contract, the Bills should look to add depth at the defensive tackle position. Even if the front office does reach an extension with Oliver, Kobie Turner would be a great addition lining up next to him. The Wake Forest lineman brings versatility to Western New York.
After losing Tremaine Edmunds to the Chicago Bears, the Bills need interior linebacker help. Ivan Pace Jr. is a highly instinctive linebacker who should pair nicely with one of the best linebackers in the NFL — Matt Milano.
Losing Devin Singletary in free agency will hurt the Bills offense more than people think. Deuce Vaughn has a similar game to Singletary and could even be an upgrade in the long run. The Bills will likely have James Cook as their feature back, with Vaughn coming in to spice things up with his pass-catching savvy.
While I disagree with the Gabriel Davis haters on a lot of things, the Bills could use some depth at the wide receiver position. Puka Nacua is a tough, vocal wideout who is incredibly similar to Stefon Diggs when he came out of Maryland. Diggs would be a great role model for Nacua, who could find a way to be a regular feature in Ken Dorsey’s offense. Josh Allen gets another weapon and the locker room gets a potential leader.