The Buffalo Bills have positioned themselves to be one of the top contenders in the AFC for years to come. With Josh Allen developing into an elite quarterback with star-studded weapons and an elite defense supporting him, the Bills have to be feeling good about where they are. In the 2021 NFL Draft, they will have the chance to add more top-notch young talent to their core.
In the first round, the Bills are scheduled to pick at No. 30 overall. Then, they will have a chance to add another instant impact player at No. 61 overall in the second round.
One thing that can be said about the Bills over the last few years is that they have drafted well. They have gone from being a bad football team to a legitimate Super Bowl contender. All of that success has come because they built their roster the right way and nailed draft pick after draft pick.
Looking ahead to this NFL Draft, the Bills will need to continue that trend. We’re going to be focusing specifically on their second-round pick in this article. With that pick, Buffalo could look to fill one of their weaknesses or draft the best player available on the board.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three potentially perfect options for the Bills to consider with the No. 61 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
3. Daviyon Nixon, Defensive Tackle, Iowa
The Bills could take a look at improving their interior defensive line with this selection. They definitely would like to add more beef up front and Daviyon Nixon would be a good pick to do just that. At No. 30 overall in the first round, the Bills would have to reach for a defensive tackle, but waiting until the second round could be ideal.
Nixon is a big body at 6-foot-3 and 315 pounds and combines great size with good athleticism. He has the potential to be a very good starter in the NFL.
There are concerns about his ability to be a run-stuffing tackle, but he has the work ethic to improve. With the right development, Nixon could end up becoming a big-time steal at this point in the draft.
2. Brevin Jordan, Tight End, Miami
Another area of need that the Bills could target to improve with this selection would be at tight end. Brevin Jordan may be a bit of a reach with this pick, but he has the talent and potential to become a big-time weapon for Allen and the offense. If he is available, the Bills could be high enough on him to go ahead and take him.
Jordan stands in at 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds and has great speed and athleticism to him. He racked up 38 receptions for 576 yards and seven touchdowns during the 2020 season with the Hurricanes. His numbers weren’t huge, but they were big enough to warrant him being a late second-round selection.
Buffalo may not want to use their second-round pick on a tight end. However, this would be an intriguing option if they’re open to the idea.
1. Elijah Molden, Cornerback, Washington
Finally, the Bills could look to replace the loss of veteran cornerback Josh Norman in free agency. Norman is still a free agent which means he could potentially return, but drafting a young corner would make a lot of sense. If Elijah Molden is available, he would be the best possible pick that Buffalo could make at No. 61 overall.
NFL.com has compared Molden to Kansas City Chiefs star defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. That is a glowing comparison for a young cornerback. He certainly has the potential to become a big-time playmaker at the next level.
Over the last two years, Molden put up big numbers for the Huskies. He racked up 105 tackles to go along with three forced fumbles, five interceptions, and 13 defended passes. Those numbers show the potential that Molden possesses and the Bills would be wise to consider taking him with their second-round pick.