Buffalo Bills 2022 Draft Needs
Buffalo Bills 2022 Draft Needs 4/27
After a heartbreaking finish to the 2021 NFL season, the Bills seem to be even hungrier to make a deep playoff run in 2022. Brandon Beane has been making moves left and right over the off season, adding easily one of the biggest prizes in free agency, Von Miller, while also strengthening its offensive line. But as always there’s still work to be done and with the first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft being selected in a little over 24 hours, I thought it would be the perfect time to go ahead and figure out everything the Buffalo Bills need out of this draft class.
First things first here’s a look at what picks the Bills have and what needs they have to fill with those picks.
Round 1, Pick No. 25
Round 2, Pick No. 57
Round 3, Pick No. 89
Round 4, Pick No. 130
Round 5, Pick No. 168
Round 6, Pick No. 185
Round 6, Pick No. 203
Round 7, Pick No. 231
The key word to the Bills’ 2022 draft needs is without a doubt “Depth”. Obviously with the best preseason odds to win the superbowl you can argue that this team is ready to make a run, but 1 key injury and all of that can come crashing down. The positions the Bills are likely to focus on are Cornerback, Running back, Linebacker, Safety, & Wide receiver.
Cornerback: All Pro CB Tre’Davious White is coming off a torn ACL & Levi Wallace’s bum ass signed a one-year contract with the Steelers. The Bills will likely select a cornerback in the first round to challenge Dane Jackson for that starting job.
Running back: The Bills have been running a two running back system in the backfield for the last couple of seasons with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss splitting the snaps. They picked up Duke Johnson this off-season to serve as a receiving back for this year, but drafting a player with true three-down talent could be that missing piece to improve the offense.
Linebacker: Buffalo has absolutely no depth at linebacker. If something happens to Tremaine Edmunds or Matt Milano, the team is shit out of luck, so adding one seems likely. Grabbing a player like Nakobe Dean or Christian Harris would be huge to serve as a backup.
Safety: Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde are an elite duo at safety, no question about it. But they are both 31. I’m not saying you still can’t ball out at that age, but it might not be a horrible move to draft a safety or 2 for the seasons to come.
Wide receiver: The Bills made a solid move this offseason by adding Jamison Crowder to the mix for 2022. But lost my favorite anti-vaxxer Cole Beasley and Veteran Emmanuel Sanders during the offseason. They need to add more depth in case one of Crowder, Diggs or Davis gets hurt.