The Bills made the playoffs but couldn’t advance past Round 1. They look to load up on the offensive side of the ball in this 7-round 2020 NFL Draft mock.
Sean McDermott has gotten the Buffalo Bills into the playoffs in two of the past three seasons. When they made it in 2017, it ended the longest current drought in the NFL as they hadn’t been in the postseason since 1999.
While ending that drought was respectable, McDermott and his Bills are still searching to end another unflattering stretch. With their loss to the Houston Texans in the Wildcard Round of the playoffs, they have once again failed to make it past the first week of the playoffs in every season since their 1995 campaign.
Even with that long stretch of futility, it feels as though this franchise is close. They have a stellar defense led by Tre’Davious White, who deserved some attention for Defensive Player of the Year. They should only get better with the addition of Ed Oliver this season, the defensive tackle from Houston who continued to show promise as the year progressed.
Buffalo is also improving on offense — although, there’s still some room for growth. Quarterback Josh Allen took some steps forward in 2019 but his accuracy is still a huge question as he showed during the loss to Houston.
Still, he has a lot of the intangible teams look for and his arm talent is off the chart. He’s also incredible in the running game, which is an underrated part of his game.
With the team feeling as though Allen is their guy, the next step is to build up talent around him. That’s exactly what we look to do here in this 7-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft.