NFL Mock Draft: Penn State Football’s Pat Freiermuth joins Bills’ Josh Allen’s arsenal

Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Pat Freiermuth (Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Pat Freiermuth (Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills have quickly had significant success surrounding quarterback Josh Allen with elite game-altering playmakers at the offensive skill positions, and might add to Allen’s arsenal in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Allen already has the luxury of throwing to wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley with a burgeoning tight end in Dawson Knox. But, the Bills invest the No. 30 overall pick in Penn State Football tight end Pat Freiermuth to further upgrade the tight end position, in CBS Sports’ latest 2021 NFL mock draft:

"No. 30: Buffalo Bills – Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn StateThe Bills love how complete Freiermuth’s game is and his athletic chops when running routes and after the catch."

Freiermuth, 6-foot-5 and 259 pounds, has drawn some comparisons to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, and is viewed by many NFL scouts and executives as the No. 2 tight end in this year’s class behind Florida’s Kyle Pitts.

In two seasons as a focal point of the Nittany Lions‘ aerial attack, Freiermuth caught 92 passes for 1,185 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 12.9 yards per reception.

If Freiermuth lands with the Bills, he would join one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses, which averaged 288.8 passing yards per game, third most in the league.

Given Josh Allen’s propensity for pushing the ball deep downfield, and the Bills’ determination to build around their fourth-year quarterback, Freiermuth might be an ideal fit for Buffalo’s scheme and aspirations.

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