GEARY: 2019 NFL Mock Draft No. 2

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Thursday marks the one week mark from the start of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Buffalo Bills hold on to the ninth overall pick in the first round, followed by nine more picks in the final six rounds of the draft. The team does have a number of positions still to address, and could certainly hold on to those picks to add some depth players. However, with that draft capital in hand, the Bills do have room to make another move up, or down the board to get they player that they see best fits the team.

After my first mock draft dropped a couple of weeks ago, here is my second mock draft:


Round 1:

1.) Arizona Cardinals – QB – Kyler Murray (Oklahoma)2.) San Francisco 49ers – EDGE – Josh Allen (Kentucky)3.) New York Jets – EDGE – Nick Bosa (Ohio State)4.) Oakland Raiders – LB – Devin White (LSU) 

5.) Buffalo Bills (via Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – DT – Quinnen Williams (Alabama)

We all know Brandon Beane likes to trade up – doing so twice in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft moving up to secure Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds. What makes this trade ideal for Beane and the Bills here is that they end up with, arguably, the best player in the draft at fifth overall and also managed to keep three picks inside the top-75 of the draft. What we call in the business a win-win.

Not only do the Bills get the 3-technique they covet, but they get a player who might be the teams’ best defensive player walking off the stage. Williams has the strength and athleticism off the buss to not only be your every down 3-tech but also has the versatility to play all over and even bump inside on passing downs to create dynamic pass rushing packages. As a red-shirt sophomore, Williams put up eye-opening numbers in 15 games, tallying 71 total tackles – 19.5 of which were for loss. Sprinkle in eight sacks and you’re talking about one of the most dynamic interior pass rushers in college football. At the ripe age of 21, Williams would join what could become one of the best young defensive cores’ in football featuring Tre'Davious White (24), Tremaine Edmunds (20), and Matt Milano (24).

Add in the idea that the Bills could still decide to add a guy like Ziggy Ansah, who they’ve been in a holding pattern with. Ansah, Williams, Jerry Hughes in a contract year, Star Lotulelei, Jordan Phillips, and Shaq Lawson in a prove it season – boy are you talking about a mean front-four. Sign me up!

Bills receive: 5th overall, 70th overall. Buccaneers receive: 9th overall, 40th overall 

6.) New York Giants – EDGE – Montez Sweat (Mississippi State)7.) Jacksonville Jaguars – OT – Jawaan Taylor (Florida)8.) Washington Redskins (via Detroit Lions) – QB – Drew Lock (Missouri)9.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Buffalo Bills) – DT – Ed Oliver (Houston)10.) Denver Broncos – TE – T.J. Hockenson (Iowa)11.) Cincinnati Bengals – LB – Devin Bush (Michigan)12.) Green Bay Packers – OG – Cody Ford (Oklahoma)13.) Miami Dolphins – QB – Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State)14.) Atlanta Falcons – EDGE – Brian Burns (Florida State)15.) Detroit Lions (via Washington Redskins) – DE – Rashan Gary (Michigan)16.) Carolina Panthers – OT – Jonah Williams (Alabama)17.) New York Giants (via Cleveland Browns) – QB – Daniel Jones (Duke)18.) Minnesota Vikings – OT – Andre Dillard (Washington State)19.) Tennessee Titans – TE – Noah Fant (Iowa)20.) Pittsburgh Steelers – CB – Byron Murphy (Washington)21.) Seattle Seahawks – S – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (Florida)22.) Baltimore Ravens – WR – Marquise Brown (Oklahoma)23.) Houston Texans – OT – Caleb McGary (Washington)24.) Oakland Raiders (via Chicago Bears) – RB – Josh Jacobs (Alabama)25.) Philadelphia Eagles – DT – Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame)26.) Indianapolis Colts – DE – Clelin Farrell (Clemson)27.) Oakland Raiders (via Dallas Cowboys) – DT – Christian Wilkins (Clemson)28.) Los Angeles Chargers – OT – Dalton Risner (Kansas State)29.) Kansas City Chiefs – CB – Deandre Baker (Georgia)30.) Green Bay Packers (via New Orleans Saints) – WR – Parris Campbell (Ohio State)31.) Los Angeles Rams – DT – Jeffrey Simmons (Mississippi State)32.) New England Patriots – DE – Jaylon Ferguson (Louisiana Tech)