The Buffalo Bills wrapped up their 2021 NFL Draft on Saturday with the selection of guard Jack Anderson with the 236th overall pick in the seventh round out of Texas Tech University.
The 6-foot-4, 314-pound guard played a total of 38 games with the Red Raiders in four years, starting immediately at guard as a true freshman in 2017. As a junior, Anderson played the first three games in 2019 before missing the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury.
This past season saw Anderson play in all 10 games for Texas Tech, earning First-Team All-Big 12 honors and accepting an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
"[Anderson is a] guard prospect with good size and foot quickness. He has toughness in his field demeanor, too," NFL Draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote at NFL.com. "Anderson's two biggest issues are his core strength and his lack of control. He needs to stay within himself and attack with a more workman-like attitude rather than rushing. He has a tendency to over-step his lateral blocks and open the back door for quick losses, but he also has lateral reactive athleticism that should benefit him if bad habits are coached out of him. His hand placement and hand strength improve his chances as a base blocker but true two-gappers have a tendency to gain control and put him in a position to hang on through shed phase. He's a backup-caliber guard who could see time as a low-end starter at some point."
The Bills wrap up their 2021 NFL Draft with eight new selections to the roster, including three players on the offensive line, two edge rushers, two additions to the defensive secondary, and a wide receiver.