ESPN Day 2 mock draft has Bills taking Daiyan Henley over Drew Sanders
The Buffalo Bills ended the first round of the 2023 NFL draft without a Tremaine Edmunds replacement.
Tight end Dalton Kincaid was traded up for, and while he is a talented playmaker, he does not help fill the massive shoes left behind by Edmunds. Because of that, many predict the Bills could move in that direction in the second round on Friday.
ESPN released a second-round mock draft and that’s what is predicted from the Bills. But the move made is head turning.
One of the prospects on the top of the list for many to replace Edmunds is Arkansas linebacker Drew Sanders. In fact, NFL.com made a player comparison for him in his draft profile and it’s Edmunds.
Instead, the former world-wide leader predicts that Buffalo opts for linebacker Daiyan Henley from Washington State … even though Sanders is still on the board in their mock.
Henley’s name is curious because some believe he does not profile as an Edmunds replacement. The Draft Network notes Henley could have “upside at a new position” but adds his size makes him a “tweener for traditional linebacker play.”
Henley, a 6-foot-1, 220 pound defender, put up big number as a senior. He had 106 tackles, including 12 for loss, four sacks, with an interception, pass defended, and three forced fumbles. If the Bills believe they can get that type of production from Henley, then ESPN might be onto something.
Until we find out, here’s the breakdown from ESPN on Henley to Buffalo:
We have a third-round grade on Henley and Arkansas’ Drew Sanders is still on the board, but I think that picking up Henley here is a good value and that he would fill a need for the Bills.
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