USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - Mock draft - McCar­ron


Fifth-rounder Matt Mi­lano thrived as a rookie as weak­side line­backer, but Buf­falo needs two new starters next to him.

Of­fen­sive tackle

Buf­falo’s house­clean­ing con­tin­ued with start­ing left tackle Cordy Glenn be­ing traded to the Ben­gals. Buf­falo has to de­cide whether it feels com­fort­able with for­mer sec­ond-round pick Dion Dawkins as its new left tackle. Or will the Bills use one of their two sec­ond-round picks and keep Dawkins on the right side?


Ty­rod Tay­lor was traded to the Browns for a third-round pick. The Bills signed AJ McCar­ron, but that won’t pre­vent them from mov­ing up for a fran­chise quar­ter­back.

De­fen­sive tackle

Mar­cell Dareus was traded, and Kyle Wil­liams is 34. The Bills needed help in­side and went back to Star Lo­tulelei. Lo­tulelei helps the run de­fense, but Buf­falo still could use an ath­letic pen­e­tra­tor.


A neck in­jury to Alex Wood forced him into re­tire­ment and left a huge void in the mid­dle of the Bills of­fen­sive line. With for­mer Ben­gals starter Rus­sell Bo­dine signed, the Bills have a fall­back op­tion if they are not able to get the cen­ter they want in the draft.

Edge rusher

Shaq Law­son hasn’t yet de­vel­oped into the player most thought he’d be and is trend­ing into be­ing a bust. Buf­falo fin­ished tied for 29th in the league in sacks and, even with the sign­ing of Trent Mur­phy, the Bills could add an­other big de­fen­sive end.

Wide re­ceiver

With Kelvin Ben­jamin and Zay Jones, the Bills have two qual­ity starters, but both are big pos­ses­sion-type re­ceivers. What the Bills lack is a re­ceiver with good speed who clears up the box for the run game.

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