With the 19th pick in the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah. Mort Neff is the acting general manager for the Bills. Below is the rationale for the pick.
Why does he fit? Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah is a well-rounded pass rusher who can win with both speed and power off the edge. He needs to continue to work on his pass rush moves, but Ogbah will be a nice addition to a Bills front seven that needs to put more pressure on the quarterback in 2016. The Bills defense ranked 31st in sacks in 2015 and currently has a huge need at OLB. Ogbah was very good during the 2015 season, notching at least one sack in all but two games. He totaled 64 tackles, 17.5 for a loss, three forced fumbles and 13 sacks on the year. He also ran an eye-popping 40 time of 4.63 seconds at the NFL Combine in February.
I really agonized over this pick for the Bills. My favorite choices of Reggie Ragland and Sheldon Rankins were already taken, and I strongly considered A'shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed for the nose tackle position. But an edge rusher like Ogbah just had more value at this point in the draft. The Bills also need a No. 2 WR and possibly a right tackle due to Seantrel Henderson's diagnosis of Crohn's disease in December. So Jack Conklin, Taylor Decker and Josh Doctson were very tempting as well. In the end, the extreme need for a pass rusher won out.
Check out our 2016 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.