Givanni Damico | April 14th, 2020
The Buffalo Bills made a wise decision, giving up their first-round pick to bring in Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings. Diggs is better than any receiver that the Bills could have selected with the 22nd pick. Even though they don’t have a first-round pick, they can still add players that will make an impact right away. This draft is loaded with talent, and Bill fans know Brandon Beane will come through. Even with trading three picks to the Vikings for Diggs, the Bills still have seven picks this year.
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Round 2, Pick 54: Kyle Dugger, SAF, Lenoir-Rhyme
The Division II phenom brings a lot of versatility to Buffalo. He could play as a box safety or a sub linebacker in certain packages. His skills need to be polished, but he is an exciting playmaker who can bring a lot to the Buffalo defensive front. He wouldn’t be a guy that would be out there every play because Buffalo already has Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, but Dugger should have no problem playing a coverage linebacker role.
Round 3, Pick 86: Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
Will Pittman be here in the third round? It’s definitely possible with how deep this draft is when it comes to wide receivers. It’s very hard to predict which receivers will go in what round because there are so many differing opinions out there. Pittman has great hands and impressive RAC ability. He would also bring to the Bills something that they don’t currently have at the position: size. Pittman is 6’4” and 220 lbs. He would give Josh Allen a nice red zone threat and playmaker. We saw a lot of four-receiver sets last year with John Brown, Cole Beasley, Isaiah McKenzie, and Robert Foster. Add Pittman to the mix of Diggs, Brown, and Beasley and that’s a deadly group of four.
Round 4, Pick 128: Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
We’ve got another pretty good kid from Wyoming on our team already, so let’s add another. Wilson is an athletic linebacker who would make an impact right away as a rotational piece. He’s an intelligent player with good change-of-direction ability and tackling technique. He’s one of the biggest sleepers in this class. Up next though, is an even bigger sleeper.
Round 5, Pick 167: McTelvin Agim, DL, Arkansas
Some of the casual crowd might be saying: who? Agim can be a fantastic nose tackle and stuff the run. But he’s also a fantastic 3-tech. He’s a project as a pass-rusher, but he would fit the Buffalo culture tremendously. He’s very explosive and versatile and could play in the rotation right away due to the loss of Jordan Phillips. While the Bills did add Vernon Butler, Agim’s potential is quite a bit higher.
Round 6, Pick 188: Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State
You guys might be disappointed that I didn’t give Buffalo Jonathan Taylor, Cam Akers, or Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but it doesn’t make sense to draft a running back in the second or third round when we have bigger needs to fill. Evans is an explosive small-school player who has trained with Devin Singletary and Frank Gore. He has a good relationship with them and this almost seems like a Buffalo lock at this point. He’s more of a project than some of the top guys but he wouldn’t need to fill a bell cow role. Another pick that just makes sense to be for Buffalo.
Round 6, Pick 207: Cameron Clark, OT, Charlotte
Clark is a monster up front and one of the most underrated players in this class. The Bills lack offensive line depth and Clark can be that and then some. I could even see him and Cody Ford splitting snaps at right tackle if he shows out in training camp. This guy is a dog who played one of his best games against the Clemson Tigers’ defense. I think he should move inside to have the most success, but either way, this would be a fantastic depth pick for Buffalo.
Round 7, Pick 239: Kendall Coleman, EDGE, Syracuse
We end the draft with some local talent. Coleman was a good pass-rusher at Syracuse who provides good depth and may find himself in the rotation in a year or two. His potential is through the roof and he could be the first Bills draft pick from Syracuse since Fred DeRiggi in the seventh round of the 1990 NFL Draft.
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