Way too early Bills 2020 mock draft

Looking at a possible seven-round draft class for the Bills in the 2020 NFL Draft

Louie DiBiase
January 08, 2020 - 1:24 am
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The Buffalo Bills have officially entered the offseason.

Although there are still four months in between now and the 2020 NFL Draft, months that include the Senior Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine, free agency and pro days, it is never too early to enter the wonderful world of mock drafts! 

***DISCLAIMER: Compensatory draft picks that will be rewarded to some teams this offseason have not yet been taken into account.***

Here is our first, and perhaps way too early Bills mock draft for the 2020 offseason: 

 

Round 1:

22.) Tee Higgins - WR - Clemson 

Higgins is the perfect fit for what Josh Allen and the Bills' passing attack needs. The Clemson product is 6-foot-4 with the ability to go up and make difficult, contested catches.

John Brown and Cole Beasley are both under 6 feet tall. Duke Williams has the size, but is nowhere near a proven player that the Bills can rely on heavily next year. 

Higgins is a strong route runner and also has impressive down-field speed for such a large target. An all-around great prospect. 

This pick makes too much sense.  

 

Round 2:

54.) Nick Harris - IOL - Washington 

It's all about building around the quarterback. Grab a big wide receiver, and an upgrade on the interior of the offensive line won't hurt here. 

Nick Harris isn't the biggest lineman at 6-foot-1, 302 pounds, but he has impressive quickness and athleticism, especially right out of his stance.

He can also be extremely affective in getting to the second and third level to create space in the run game. 

 

Round 3:

86.) Darrell Taylor - EDGE - Tennessee 

Shaq Lawson is an unrestricted free agent in the spring, but even if Buffalo were to retain Lawson on a new contract, the Bills still need an upgrade on the edge. 

Both Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy will be over the age of 30 by the start of next season, and neither consistently got to the quarterback. 

In comes Darrell Taylor - an explosive pass-rusher with a variety of moves to beat protection. Taylor also has the bend to get around tackles through a number of angles. 

An upside pick in the third round. 

 

Round 4:

118.) Najee Harris - RB - Alabama 

Creating a thunder and lightning backfield in Buffalo with this pick. Devin Singletary has already established himself as one of the most explosive, efficient young running backs in the NFL. 

Replacing Frank Gore with a physical runner with strong contact balance like Harris is very enticing.

Despite often inviting contact, Harris doesn't have a lot of wear on the tires as he leaves Alabama with under 400 carries. A strong one-two punch for the future. 

 

Round 5:

137.) Chase Lucas - CB - Arizona State 

It has been a lot of offense so far in this class, so it may be time to add another prospect to the secondary. 

In comes Arizona State cornerback Chase Lucas - an instinctive coverage defender that can play both inside and outside. 

Stronger in man coverage than zone. 

 

Round 5:

149.) Shaquille Quarterman - LB - Miami 

Quarterman isn't a three-down linebacker that will excel in coverage but that is what Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano are for. 

What the Bills defense needs is a reliable tackler who is disciplined and strong in shedding blockers against the run. 

Quarterman can be that guy for Buffalo in base packages. 

 

Round 6:

168.) Denzil Mims - WR - Baylor 

This pick could be a steal of the draft in the sixth round. Denzil Mims is another tall pass-catcher at 6-foot-3 with a huge catch radius. 

Like Higgins, Mims can go up and make extremely difficult catches with eye-popping body control. 

He gave Baylor a lot of highlight-reel plays. 

The size might not be the best part of Mims's game. The former track star has legitimate long speed and is extremely explosive off the line of scrimmage. 

Don't be surprised if he has been long gone by the time this pick comes up in April. 

 

Round 7:

191.) Naquan Jones - IDL - Michigan State 

The final pick of the draft for Buffalo features another exciting late-round prospect.

Jones was known for his pass-rushing ability at Michigan State but he is a large, strong player that can be productive against the run as well. 

You know the old saying. You can never have too many pass-rushers. 

 

Agree or disagree with any of our selections? Let us know on Twitter: @WGR550

 

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