With the new additions to the roster, where do the Bills go from here?
The Buffalo Bills are primed to select the player who they feel is the best available on their board, regardless of need. Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott – better known as McBeane, have tailor made their roster-build for this very moment.
Drafting the best player available is a luxury. And the Bills could find themselves adding depth to a roster already molded to compete for a championship.
Beane told the media last year that he didn’t want to draft for need, but that he would rather add pieces to the roster that could refine the overall product on the field. Buffalo did just that in 2020 by drafting A.J Espenesa out of Iowa, when their roster already employed Jerry Hughes, Trent Murphy, and Mario Addison.
Although many would contest the Bills needed a number two cornerback, Buffalo believed they were getting great value by selecting Espenesa with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
These days, Buffalo could still use a solid addition in the secondary opposite Tre’Davious White, but the Bills recently re-signed Levi Wallace to a one-year deal and could potentially add veteran depth to their defensive backfield, similar to what they did in 2020.
There’s not many holes on this Bills team which creates an unusual dynamic to this year’s draft.
In the past, fans have seen the Bills waste picks by trading for wide receiver Sammy Watkins, when they weren’t yet sure what their second-year quarterback would produce. They also drafted C.J. Spiller when they had Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson in an already deep backfield.
But these are not the Bills of old. Their roster is formed to make a second-straight appearance in the AFC Championship. And there isn’t one glaring hole they’ll need to address in the draft at the end of April.