The Bills are scheduled to make their first selection about two-thirds of the way through the second round. In this mock, they fortify the front line to allow quarterback Josh Allen time to get the ball to his new speedy weapon in Diggs.
Cushenberry, a center at LSU, fits nicely at the guard position for Buffalo. At 6-foot-3, he’s a little taller than the average NFL center. His biggest weakness is his lateral quickness, which he’ll need to work on to be effective in the swing-and-sweep game. Overall, he’s a big powerful prospect with great hands and tremendous strength.
In addition to being an ideal fit at guard in the NFL, Cushenberry can play center when needed, providing versatility and flexibility that offensive line coaches covet in their young players.
At LSU, Cushenberry was a captain and team leader, awarded the Tiger coveted No. 18 last year by the coaching staff (only one offensive player is dubbed as such). It’s clear players in one of the greatest collegiate offenses of all time had great respect for their junior anchor along the trenches.