Buffalo Bills Draft Watch and Potential Targets
As the /buffalo-bills/” rel=””>Buffalo Bills are looking to fill some important holes for the upcoming season. Since Rex Ryan’s defense struggled last season, a main focus will be finding weapons among a very defense-heavy 2016 draft class. Considering the departure of free agent LB Nigel Bradham, DE Mario Williams, and the growing age of DT Kyle Williams, talented pass rushers and run stoppers will be a main priority for the Bills. Here are some viable options for the Bills to consider with their spot at 19:
Lee was a fantastic play maker at OSU and is known for his agility, tackling ability, and explosiveness (posted a 4.47 40-yard dash time at the combine). He would be a great outside-edge player in the 3-4 scheme given his rare athleticism and ball-hawking attitude. Lee would be a complete steal if still available for the Bills at the 19 spot.
Rankins is extremely explosive and is known to bully offensive linemen with the use of his hands during the pass rush. He has experience playing at all positions on the line, which is always appealing to Rex Ryan. Since he is seen as “slightly undersized” for his position, he could be a realistic pick for the Bills.
/nfl-draft/scouting-reports-database/2016-draft-prospects/edge-defender/leonard-floyd-r58/” rel=””>Leonard Floyd, 6’4″ 244 lbs, OLB, Georgia
Floyd is known for his explosive pass rushing and shedding blockers. He is extremely fast coming off the edge (4.60 40-yard dash time) and has experience lining up at different spots along the front seven. Given his experience in the 3-4 system at Georgia, he could fit great into Rex Ryan’s scheme, and is a realistic option at the 19 spot.