PFF draft board: Buffalo Bills

William Moy takes a pick-by-pick look at the 2016 draft prospects that best fit the Bills' needs.

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PFF draft board: Buffalo Bills

PFF is putting together team-specific draft boards for all 32 teams, using our draft rankings and our evaluation of how each player fits in specific schemes.

Included are three ideal targets for each team with their first-, second- and third-round picks, along with the complete and interactive team-specific draft board including every player in PFF’s draft rankings.

Here is the entry for the Buffalo Bills.

Round 1 (19th overall)

Jack Conklin, OT Michigan State

Conklin is a dominant run-blocker who should thrive in Buffalo’s power scheme, and he’s no slouch in pass protection, either, allowing only 25 pressures the last two seasons. Conklin can slide in as the Bills’ starter at right tackle and be an immediate upgrade over incumbent starter Seantrel Henderson, who has an awful minus-46.8 overall grade in his first two seasons.

Cody Whitehair, G Kansas State

Whitehair was the highest-graded OT in the FBS last season, but he projects as more of a guard at the next level. Regardless of where he ends up slotting in, however, the right side of the Buffalo line needs help at either spot.

Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia

Floyd was our highest-graded 3-4 OLB last season, and he also led the group in pass-rushing grade. The Bills need an edge rusher to pair with Jerry Hughes, and Floyd is one of the best in the class.

Round 2 (49th overall)

Su’a Cravens, LB USC

Cravens played both safety and linebacker at USC (but is probably more linebacker than safety at the next level) and would provide Buffalo with a dynamic chess piece on the defensive side. Cravens is strong against the run — his run-defense grade in 2015 ranked seventh among safeties in this draft class, and his run-defense grade in 2014 was tops among the same group. He also has sound instincts in coverage.

Joshua Garnett, G Stanford

Garnett was our second-highest-graded guard in the class in 2015, and his run-blocking grade was tops among the group. Garnett is a devastating pull blocker who is excellent at locating defenders while on the move. He has the potential to be one of the league’s best run-blockers in Buffalo’s scheme.

Scooby Wright III, LB Arizona

Wright was second among all FBS linebackers in 2014 in overall grade, and he should step into the league and be a force against the run. He has innate instincts against the run, is always balanced and under control, and has NFL-caliber lateral quickness. Preston Brown and Nigel Bradham combined for a very poor minus-32.3 run-defense grade for Buffalo in 2015.

Round 3 (80th overall)

Kyler Fackrell, DE/OLB, Utah State

Fackrell has the versatility that should fit well with Buffalo’s 3-4 scheme. He has excellent hands as a pass-rusher and he also dropped into coverage 192 times last year and finished the season with a positive coverage grade. 

Kamalei Correa, DE/OLB, Boise State

Correa is an athletic, slippery rusher who wins with movement over hands and strength. He possesses good closing speed and should be able to track down QBs along with backs and receivers in space. He frequently played with his hand on the ground at Boise State, but projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL.

Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford

After the top tier of tackles come off the board, there is nobody in this class who has a higher floor than Murphy. He is technically sound with his punch and he keeps his hands high and tight in pass protection. He isn’t the most athletic prospect in the draft, but his consistency and technique should allow him to become a competent starting NFL tackle.

PlayerPositionSchoolPFF Draft BoardBuffalo Bills Draft Board
Joey BosaEDGEOhio State11
Jalen RamseyCBFlorida State32
Jared GoffQBCal43
Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss54
Myles JackLBUCLA65
Jack ConklinOTMichigan State136
Corey ColemanWRBaylor97
DeForest BucknerDIOregon28
Josh DoctsonWRTCU109
Sheldon RankinsDILouisville810
Cody WhitehairGKansas State1711
Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State1412
Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State713
Leonard FloydEDGEGeorgia1914
Chris JonesDIMississippi State1215
Shaq LawsonEDGEClemson1116
Mackenzie AlexanderCBClemson2117
Reggie RaglandLBAlabama2618
Shilique CalhounEDGEMichigan State2919
William Jackson IIICBHouston1520
Jarran ReedDIAlabama2021
Andrew BillingsDIBaylor2222
Eli AppleCBOhio State3123
Noah SpenceEDGEEastern Kentucky3624
Leonte CarrooWRRutgers3525
Jaylon SmithLBNotre Dame2526
Sterling ShepardWROklahoma2327
Vernon ButlerDILouisiana Tech3228
Michael Thomas (OSU)WROhio State2429
Joshua GarnettGStanford5030
Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss2831
Taylor DeckerOTOhio State5232
Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame1633
Ryan KellyCAlabama4234
A'Shawn RobinsonDIAlabama4134
Paxton LynchQBMemphis5536
Vernon HargreavesCBFlorida1837
Kyler FackrellEDGEUtah State6538
Will FullerWRNotre Dame6039
Michael Thomas (SM)WRSouthern Miss3840
Scooby Wright IIILBArizona7141
Bronson KaufusiEDGEBYU6641
Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa6443
Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina5944
Jeremy CashSDuke5345
Karl JosephSWest Virginia3046
Kamalei CorreaEDGEBoise State7846
Adolphus WashingtonDIOhio State4348
Kalan ReedCBSouthern Miss5449
Jonathan BullardDIFlorida2750
Shon ColemanOTAuburn9151
Kevin DoddEDGEClemson7051
Rashard HigginsWRColorado State4053
Kevin ByardSMiddle Tennessee State7354
Nick KwiatkowskiLBWest Virginia7654
Jason SpriggsOTIndiana4656
Steven DanielsLBBoston College10156
Hassan RidgewayDITexas5758
Kenny ClarkDIUCLA5858
Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech4760
Connor CookQBMichigan State7561
Joe ThuneyOTNC State5162
Su'a CravensLBUSC4862
Paul PerkinsRBUCLA4964
Spencer DrangoGBaylor10765
Austin JohnsonDIPenn State3966
Jordan HowardRBIndiana5667
Dean LowryDINorthwestern9768
Nick MartinCNotre Dame4569
Isaac SeumaloGOregon State6370
Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina9671
Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State9471
Sebastian TretolaGArkansas12673
Joe SchobertEDGEWisconsin7474
Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6775
Emmanuel OgbahEDGEOklahoma State3776
Darian ThompsonSBoise State8377
Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech11978
Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh8279
Vonn BellSOhio State9080
Joshua PerryLBOhio State8680
Christian WestermanGArizona State8580
Matt SkuraCDuke12883
Alex CollinsRBArkansas8784
Sheldon DayDINotre Dame3485
Hunter HenryTEArkansas3385
Devin LucienWRArizona State9287
Braxton MillerWROhio State9887
Darrell GreeneGSan Diego State15789
Darius LathamDIIndiana8490
Thomas DuarteTEUCLA8990
Joe DahlOTWashington State11292
Kentrell BrothersLBMissouri10892
Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State13894
Austin HooperTEStanford12595
Germain IfediOTTexas A&M18296
Carl NassibEDGEPenn State6896
Willie HenryDIMichigan9998
De'Vante HarrisCBTexas A&M6998
Jordan PaytonWRUCLA118100
Darron LeeLBOhio State81101
Maliek CollinsDINebraska61102
Anthony ZettelDIPenn State114102
Xavien HowardCBBaylor80104
David MorganTEUTSA153105
Nick VanHooseCBNorthwestern88106
Javon HargraveDISouth Carolina State79107
Cre'Von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic93107
Ronald BlairEDGEAppalachian State102109
Nelson SpruceWRColorado145110
Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky109111
Austin BlytheCIowa203112
Will AnthonyEDGENavy132113
Tajae SharpeWRUmass180114
Robert NkemdicheDIOle Miss44115
Matt IoannidisDITemple124115
Jake McGeeTEFlorida123115
Devon CajusteTEStanford174118
Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan62119
Cardale JonesQBOhio State222120
Demarcus AyersWRHouston150120
Cyrus JonesCBAlabama77122
Kyle MurphyOTStanford72123
Jakeem GrantWRTexas Tech173124
Vernon Adams, JRQBOregon111125
Tavon YoungCBTemple115126
Jordan JenkinsEDGEGeorgia127127
Landon TurnerGNorth Carolina133127
Derrick HenryRBAlabama95129
Yannick NgakoueEDGEMaryland134130
Matt JohnsonQBBowling Green110131
Henry Krieger-CobleTEIowa230132
Nila KasitatiGOklahoma152133
Will RedmondCBMississippi State116134
Artie BurnsCBMiami144135
Terrell ChestnutCBWest Virginia129136
Will ParksSArizona100137
Tyler GrayLBBoise State160137
Dadi Lhomme NicholasEDGEVirginia Tech161137
Aaron WallaceEDGEUCLA166137
Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida140141
Alex McCalisterEDGEFlorida169142
Jayron KearseSClemson120143
Jihad WardDIIllinois159144
D.J. ReaderDIClemson162144
Terrell LathanDITCU167144
Jacoby BrissettQBNC State151144
Jatavis BrownLBAkron131148
Tyrone HolmesEDGEMontana130148
Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina191150
Bryson AlbrightEDGEMiami (OH)195150
Travis FeeneyEDGEWashington196150
Nile Lawrence-StampleDIFlorida State148153
Kyle RoseDIWest Virginia168153
Sterling BaileyDIGeorgia170153
Delvon SimmonsDIUSC175153
Brennan ScarlettDIStanford178153
C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame105158
Charles TapperEDGEOklahoma136159
Jack AllenCMichigan State122160
Daniel LascoRBCal141161
Keanu NealSFlorida176162
Trevone BoykinQBTCU142163
D.J. PettwayEDGEAlabama211164
Brandon AllenQBArkansas104165
Kevin HoganQBStanford143165
Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech149165
Eric MurrayCBMinnesota154165
Cody KesslerQBUSC106165
Miles KillebrewSSouther Utah187170
Justin SimmonsSBoston College163171
Graham GlasgowGMichigan158171
Eric StrikerEDGEOklahoma165171
Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State117174
D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech155175
Quniton JeffersonDIMaryland210176
Ian SeauEDGENevada219177
Matt JudonEDGEGrand Valley State220177
Byron MarshallWROregon121179
Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama135180
Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas137180
Praise Martin-OguikeEDGETemple208182
Dak PrescottQBMississippi State221183
Rashard RobinsonCBLSU200184
KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame171185
Corey TindalCBMarshall172185
Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU181185
Devontae BookerRBUtah103188
Adam GotsisDIGeorgia Tech177189
B.J. GoodsonLBClemson146190
Mike RoseEDGENC State223190
Boston StiversonGKansas State237190
Jarell BroxtonGBaylor238190
Vadal AlexanderGLSU243190
Victor OchiEDGEStony Brook244190
Cory LittletonEDGEWashington246190
Cody CoreWROle Miss184197
Kenny LawlerWRCal193197
Roger LewisWRBowling Green224199
Taveze CalhounCBMississippi State147199
Ryker MathewsGBYU164201
Clayton FejedelemSIllinois201202
Tanner McEvoySWisconsin206202
Blake MartinezLBStanford198202
Curt MaggittEDGETennessee207202
Ted KarrasGIllinois213202
Jhurell PressleyRBNew Mexico179207
Donte DeayonCBBoise State199208
Cory JohnsonDIKentucky156209
T.J. GreenSClemson217210
Tyler RobertsLBTroy215210
Jenson StoshakWRFlorida Atlantic214212
Jordan WilliamsWRBall State218212
Alex LewisOTNebraska183214
Tyler MatakevichLBTemple185214
Perez FordLBNorthern Illinois188214
Rees OdhiamboGBoise State190214
Eddie YarbroughEDGEWyoming192214
Nick VigilLBUtah State205219
Connor McGovernGMissouri202219
Caleb AzubikeEDGEVanderbilt209219
John TheusOTGeorgia231222
Jerald HawkinsOTLSU232222
Mike HiltonSOle Miss233222
Justin MurrayOTCincinnati249222
Deion JonesLBLSU250222
Jimmy BeanEDGEOklahoma State248222
Max TuerkCUSC113228
Joey HuntCTCU189228
Trevon ColeyDIFlorida Atlantic186228
Teddy RubenWRTroy212231
Nick ArbuckleQBGeorgia State242232
Prince Charles IworahCBWestern Kentucky225232
Jalen MillsCBLSU247232
Mitch MathewsWRBYU226232
Charone PeakeWRClemson229232
Chris MooreWRCincinnati236232
Trevor DavisWRCal239232
Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech139239
DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech194240
Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State197240
Connor WujciakDIBoston College204242
Jesse ChapmanCAppalachian State241243
Jake BrendelCUCLA245243
Vincent ValentineDINebraska234243
Martavius FosterDIColorado State240243
D.J. FosterWRArizona State216247
Josh FergusonRBIllinois235248
Alex EricksonWRWisconsin227249
Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia228250

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