KRAMER: 2019 NFL Mock Draft No. 2

The Bills double down on offense with their first two picks

Derek Kramer
April 25, 2019 - 2:24 pm

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We did it, the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

On Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills will be selecting with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the draft. Buffalo has plenty of options, from offensive line, to weapons for Josh Allen, to one of the blue-chip defensive line prospects. Buffalo is also seen as a candidate to trade down as well, with plenty of rumors about teams coveting lesser quarterback prospects like Daniel Jones or Drew Lock. Nate Geary and Sal Capaccio's final mock drafts are out as well. 

Here is my final mock draft with the Bills' first two picks in the first and second round:

 

Round 1: 

1.) Arizona Cardinals - QB - Kyler Murray (Oklahoma)
2.) San Francisco 49ers - DE - Nick Bosa (Ohio State)
3.) New York Jets - DT - Quinnen Williams (Alabama) 
4.) Oakland Raiders - QB - Drew Lock (Missouri) 
5.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - LB - Devin White (LSU) 
6.) New York Giants - EDGE - Josh Allen (Kentucky) 
7.) Jacksonville Jaguars - OT - Jawaan Taylor (Florida) 
8.) Detroit Lions - DT - Ed Oliver (Houston) 


9.) Buffalo Bills - TE - T.J. Hockenson (Iowa) 

I'm sticking with my pick from my first mock draft and see the Bills taking a top tight end prospect in Hockenson. I get the sense that the Bills value Hockenson's blocking prowess over Noah Fant's, but that doesn't mean that Hockenson is a slouch of a receiver either. Hockenson brings a great dynamic for the team along with Tyler Kroft, as the league has had more success with 22 personnel (two tight ends, two receivers, one running back). Buffalo has not had a steady presence at tight end since the days of Jay Riemersma and the team has a chance to steady that position for years. 

If Buffalo looks to trade back, expect the Bills to target players like Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams, Washington State offensive tackle Andre Dillard, Iowa tight end Noah Fant, Mississippi wide receiver D.K. Metcalf or Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown. 


10.) Denver Broncos - LB - Devin Bush Jr. (Michigan) 
11.) Cincinnati Bengals - OT - Andre Dillard (Washington State) 
12.) Green Bay Packers - WR - D.K. Metcalf (Mississippi) 
13.) Miami Dolphins - QB - Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) 
14.) Atlanta Falcons - DE - Rashan Gary (Michigan) 
15.) Washington Redskins - EDGE - Brian Burns (Florida State) 
16.) Carolina Panthers - OT - Jonah Williams (Alabama) 
17.) New York Giants - QB - Daniel Jones (Duke) 
18.) Minnesota Vikings - TE - Noah Fant (Iowa)  
19.) Tennessee Titans - DT - Christian Wilkins (Clemson) 
20.) Pittsburgh Steelers - WR - Marquise Brown (Oklahoma)
21.) Seattle Seahawks - EDGE - Montez Sweat (Mississippi State) 
22.) Baltimore Ravens - EDGE - Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) 
23.) Houston Texans - OL - Cody Ford (Oklahoma) 
24.) Oakland Raiders - CB - Byron Murphy (Washington) 
25.) Philadelphia Eagles - RB - Josh Jacobs (Alabama) 
26.) Indianapolis Colts - WR - Hakeem Butler (Iowa State) 
27.) Oakland Raiders - WR - A.J. Brown (Mississippi) 
28.) Los Angeles Chargers - CB - Rock Ya-Sin (Temple) 
29.) Seattle Seahawks - CB - DeAndre Baker (Georgia) 
30.) Green Bay Packers - S - Jonathan Abram (Mississippi State) 
31. Los Angeles Rams - OL - Garrett Bradbury (NC State) 
32. New England Patriots - DT - Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame)

 

Round 2:

33.) Arizona Cardinals - WR - N'Keal Harry (Arizona State)
34.) Indianapolis Colts - S - Darnell Savage (Maryland) 
35.) Oakland Raiders - EDGE - Chase Winovich (Michigan) 
36.) San Francisco 49ers - CB - Greedy Williams (LSU) 
37.) New York Giants - OL - Erik McCoy (Texas A&M) 
38.) Jacksonville Jaguars - S - Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida) 
39.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - OL - Chris Lindstrom (Boston College) 


40.) Buffalo Bills - OT - Dalton Risner (Kansas State) 

Buffalo gets more offensive line help as Risner falls to the Bills at pick 40. Risner can become a swing tackle for the Bills, to either challenge Ty Nsekhe or even try to push Dion Dawkins. Risner has a mean streak that allows him to be a punishing run blocker, which Buffalo needs in the worst way after last season's offensive line could not get any sort of push up front. If Risner doesn't start right away, that's not a huge deal, thanks to the signings from free agency. 

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