Buffalo Bills NFL Draft

Post-Free Agency Buffalo Bills Draft Needs

What are the Buffalo Bills’ biggest needs after free agency? We’ve narrowed it down to four. Of course there are positions that can be upgraded, and of course, the objective of drafting successfully is a marriage between need and value. Let’s get into it… 

Defensive Tackle

Bills only have three viable defensive tackles to head into the season. Star Lotulelei, Jordan Phillips, and Harrison Phillips. They will head into the season with four. They could also opt to draft, or swing for the fences and trade for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy who’s reportedly on the trading block.

Tight End

Former undrafted tight end Jason Croom has the most promise even after the free agent signing of former Cincinnati Bengals’ Tyler Kroft. Also added to the group was Jake Fisher who will also primarily block as he is a converted offensive tackle. Expect the Bills to draft another athletic pass catching tight end early. (First through third rounds)

Defensive End

A sneaky need for Buffalo. Jerry Hughes is in a contract year, beginning to get older, and not much else can be taken for granted. Could be Shaq Lawson’s final year in Buffalo as he hasn’t exactly risen to first round draft status. Trent Murphy did a fine job last season, but the position can be upgraded to a more premiere defender on the edge. Love the Eli Harold sign, but Bills must sign or draft another young future for the position sooner rather than later.

Running Back

Well, Frank Gore will retire next season. LeSean McCoy is in a contract year and quite possibly will not be resigned, as again, age is creeping upwards. There’s with no doubt, Buffalo will need a fresh RB in 2020. It wouldn’t hurt to draft one early this season (rounds 2-4), get acclimated to the program and learn to prepare behind two legends.

It’s anybody’s guess who the Buffalo Bills will select in the first round. You can almost bet on any order of the above four at some point in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Share with us your thoughts on the Buffalo Fanatics Twitter and Instagram.

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