The Buffalo Bills fell short of the Super Bowl this year but can work to take the next step, which they do in this 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft.
Hopes were high for the Buffalo Bills as they entered the AFC Championship Game against the defending champion Chiefs. Thoughts of the first Super Bowl appearance in roughly 25 years danced through fans’ heads. But young Josh Allen and the Bills fell short and so begins the offseason, one in which their free agency and 2021 NFL Draft decisions will be crucial.
With the progression of Allen and the infrastructure set in place by general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, the future remains extremely bright in Buffalo. However, the Bills must be wise in addressing the shortcomings of the roster on both sides of the ball — beefing up the back seven on defense and fortifying the offensive line further.
The 2021 NFL Draft is going to be critical in that regard. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the haul they could grab as we go through a 7-round mock draft for the Buffalo Bills. This mock was compiled using The Draft Network mock draft machine.
Buffalo Bills full 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft after playoff exit
Buffalo has a clear top-tier cornerback on the roster in Tre’Davious White and they’ve locked up the former first-round pick with a long-term contract. That’s undoubtedly a great starting point for the Bills secondary. However, it was impossible to escape the decisive lack of depth around White when watching this team in the 2020 season.
When players like Josh Norman are playing valuable snaps in the secondary at this part of his career, there is obviously a need to upgrade. Sure, players such as Levi Wallace have a role to play in the future but bringing in high-quality reinforcements is clearly necessary. That’s why Tyson Campbell is the target with the No. 30 pick.
Campbell checks all of the boxes as an athlete and physical specimen for the position. At 6-2, 185 pounds, he’s built like the prototype. The former Bulldog possesses terrific quickness and fluidity when in coverage, which makes him a naturally gifted man coverage player.
The concerns with Campbell regard his consistent usage of proper technique, which can often leave him out of position. He’s also not necessarily been a playmaker in terms of creating turnovers he’s physically capable of. However, when you have a player with his rare tools, the Bills can’t pass that up at the end of the first round.