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Bleacher Nation NFL 2023 Mock Draft: Bills Take a Wide Receiver


The Bleacher Nation NFL 2023 Mock Draft will be a running mock draft that spans between now and round one of the NFL Draft. Each of the 31 picks (Miami forfeited their first-round pick due to tampering) will get a dedicated post. Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Every pick in the Mock Draft gets its own post. We will do one or two picks per day.
  • We will link back to previous posts with a running draft recap.
  • This feature will not include trades and will cover the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

The Bills are on the clock in the Bleacher Nation NFL Mock Draft …

The Pick Is In

WR Jalin Hyatt — Tennessee

The Fit

The Bills have a huge void outside of Stefon Diggs at the wide receiver position. Gabe Davis and Khalil Shakir aren’t No. 2 options, so Buffalo adds a wide receiver here in Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt.

Scouting Report

Jalin Hyatt has some of the best speed and explosiveness of any wide receiver in the draft class. His 4.4-second 40-yard dash is in the 88th percentile. Hyatt’s 40-inch vertical and 11’3″ broad jump rank in the 93rd and 98th percentile, respectively.

Hyatt won the Biletnikoff Award in 2022, hauling in 67 passes for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Volunteers. Hyatt’s best game in his breakout season was a six-catch, 207-yard, five-touchdown performance against Alabama. 

He has game-changing speed and field-tilting potential. His first step eats up corners at the line of scrimmage and makes him a home run threat on every snap.

Final Thoughts: Hyatt’s home run capability coupled with Josh Allen’s cannon arm and escapability gives the Bills quite the two-headed monster at WR in Hyatt and Stefon Diggs.

Bleacher Nation’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft

  1. Carolina Panthers (via CHI) — QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
  2. Houston Texans — QB Bryce Young, Alabama
  3. Arizona Cardinals — EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
  4. Indianapolis Colts — QB Anthony Richardson, Florida
  5. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) — DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
  6. Detroit Lions (via LAR) — EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
  7. Las Vegas Raiders — QB Will Levis, Kentucky
  8. Atlanta Falcons — EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
  9. Chicago Bears (via CAR) — CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) — DT Calijah Kancey, Pitt
  11. Tennessee Titans — T Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
  12. Houston Texans (via CLE) — WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
  13. New York Jets — T Broderick Jones, Georgia
  14. New England Patriots — CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
  15. Green Bay Packers — TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah
  16. Washington Commanders — CB Deonte Banks, Maryland
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers — CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
  18. Detroit Lions — CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — S Brian Branch, Alabama
  20. Seattle Seahawks — EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
  21. Los Angeles Chargers — WR Jordan Addison, USC
  22. Baltimore Ravens — WR Zay Flowers, Boston College
  23. Minnesota Vikings — QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars — T/G Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
  25. New York Giants — WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
  26. Dallas Cowboys — RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
  27. Buffalo Bills — WR Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee
  28. Cincinnati Bengals
  29. New Orleans Saints (via SF)
  30. Philadelphia Eagles
  31. Kansas City Chiefs

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.