3 First-Round Picks the Bills Should Target (That Aren't Andrew Booth Jr.)

Three first-round picks the Buffalo Bills should target in the 2022 NFL Draft, besides Andrew Booth Jr.
Three first-round picks the Buffalo Bills should target in the 2022 NFL Draft, besides Andrew Booth Jr. / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

When you've looked at as many mock drafts as I have, you begin to notice certain themes. Aidan Hutchinson is going No. 1. The New York Jets are taking a wide receiver in the first round. And no one has any clue what the Seattle Seahawks are doing.

Andrew Booth Jr. landing with the Buffalo Bills at No. 25 is another of the most common mock draft projections. But what if he's off the board by then? Or what if the Bills pass on the Clemson product?

Here are three first-round picks Buffalo should consider other than Booth Jr.

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3. Daxton Hill, CB/S, Michigan Wolverines

Even if Booth isn't the pick, the secondary remains an obvious area of need for Buffalo. The Bills lost a rock-solid starter at cornerback in Levi Wallace this offseason, and superstar CB Tre'Davious White is coming off an ACL tear. Michigan's Daxton Hill is one of the best athletes in this class, full stop. He'd give this secondary a much-needed injection of youth and explosiveness.

2. Zion Johnson, OG, Boston College Eagles

Undoubtedly the most boring entry on this list, Zion Johnson would still be an excellent addition. Cody Ford looks pencilled in as the team's right guard and that's a problem. The former second-round pick graded out as the fourth-worst guard among 82 qualified players last year, per ProFootballFocus. Johnson is widely believed to be an NFL-ready prospect who should supplant Ford right away. Drafting the Boston College stud would shore up one of the few holes on this Super Bowl-caliber roster.

1. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas Razorbacks

It could be hard to resist putting an athlete like Treylon Burks in this Bills' offense. The wideout racked up 1,216 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns at Arkansas last season, and he'd be flat-out scary as Josh Allen's third option. He's one of the most dynamic players in the class with the ball in his hands, even drawing frequent comparisons to Deebo Samuel. That's probably an unfair level of pressure to put on the 22-year-old. But Burks hunts wild boars with nothing but his dog, a knife and his bare hands – he's no stranger to high-pressure situations.

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