Now that the Detroit Lions have made their selection, it’s time to see what Kent’s pick of Montez Sweat does to affect the rest of the first round in our Pride of Detroit Community Mock.
Next on the clock is the Buffalo Bills, who are trying to rebuild with who they hope is their franchise quarterback of the future, Josh Allen.
Picking for the Bills is POD commenter, jdpeterson34. With the ninth pick in the POD Community Mock, the Bills have selected Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver. Here’s jdpeterson’s explanation:
“This is the dream scenario for the Bills, who underwhelmed last year after making the playoffs in fairytale fashion in the 2017-2018 season. Many mock drafts have the Bills selecting D.K. Metcalf, wide receiver out of Mississippi, and while the thought of Josh Allen slinging bombs to a burner like Metcalf causes me to salivate, Metcalf just doesn’t have the production to justify being picked at No. 9. Being the fastest player on the field and looking like a Greek god doesn’t mean much if you can’t produce.
In terms of production and freakish speed, Ed Oliver has both in spades. If Oliver is still on the board in a couple weeks when the Bills are on the clock, general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott will be doing backflips in their war room. He’s arguably the best player in the draft, and he fits a position of need. Ever since Kyle Williams retired after anchoring the Bills’ defensive line as a 3-technique defensive tackle for over a decade, their defense has underperformed.
Oliver steps into the perfect fit in Buffalo. As an undersized but stupidly quick defensive tackle, he needs to be in a scheme that allows him to pin his ears back, get upfield, and penetrate the pocket. Enter the Buffalo Bills. Ed Oliver and the Bills’ aggressive 4-3 defense is a match made in heaven, which is why he is their selection at No. 9 in this mock draft.”
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