The Buffalo Bills finally look like a respectable team after qualifying for the AFC Playoffs last season. Now, they have a very good chance at winning the AFC East Division. However, they need a few more players before they reach the next level. Let us take a look at who the Bills picked in the NFL Draft.
Round 2, Pick 22: A.J. Epenesa – DE – Iowa (6’5″, 275 lbs). Epenesa knows how to rush the passer as he led the Hawkeyes with 11 sacks last season. His pass-rushing skills will desperately needed on a team that needs to pressure opposing quarterbacks more than last season.
Round 3, Pick 22: Zack Moss – RB – Utah (5’9″, 223 lbs). Moss ran for over 1,000 yards for three straight seasons. Drafting Moss in the third round is a steal. He will add even more rushing depth to the team. Lacking depth at running back is one of the reasons why Buffalo lost their playoff game last season because they were unable to maintain possession of the ball in the second half.
Round 4, Pick 22: Gabriel Davis – WR – UCF (6’2″, 215 lbs). The Bills now have one of the best wide receiver groups in the NFL after trading for Stefon Diggs and drafting Davis. Davis caught 17 TD passes and will look to become another red-zone threat for Buffalo.
Round 5, Pick 22: Jake Fromm – QB – Georgia (6’2″, 219 lbs). Fromm is an accurate passer that does not make too many mistakes in the pocket because he only threw five interceptions last season. He will be the backup QB for the Bills next season.
Round 6, Pick 9: Tyler Bass – K – Georgia Southern (5’10”, 185 lbs). Bass will compete for the placekicking position.
Round 6, Pick 28: Isaiah Hodgins – WR – Oregon State (6’4″, 210 lbs). Buffalo doubles down on red-zone threats by drafting Hodgins. His height could make a difference on jump balls in the endzone.
Round 7, Pick 25: Dane Jackson – CB – Pitt (6’0″, 187 lbs). Adding secondary help is always necessary.
Grade: B. The Bills addressed some issues that gives them the potential to be even better than last season.
Did the Bills have a good draft?