BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky
With the 2015 NFL draft in the books, it’s time to evaluate how effectively the Buffalo Bills found value and addressed needs with their six selections in this year’s event.
BBD Editor: Dan Hope
After having no first-round pick on Thursday, the Buffalo Bills added 17 rookies to their roster between Friday and Saturday. Only time will tell if those additions make the Bills a better team for the 2015 season, but nonetheless, the Bills now have a better idea of what their roster will look like for the upcoming year, and at what positions they will have the toughest competition for roster spots.
The Bills made two draft picks on Day 2 of the draft, then after making four picks on Day 3, have signed 13 undrafted free agents. For analysis on all of the Bills’ new talent, check out the links below.
BBD Editor: Dan Hope
Two trends that have held true for the Buffalo Bills in recent years are that they typically draft players who made pre-draft visits to One Bills Drive and that they love to acquire new running backs. Taking both of those trends into consideration, it should come as no surprise that the Bills select Florida State running back Karlos Williams with their fifth-round draft selection, No. 155 overall.
BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino
I cautioned last week that college football Week 3 was when we could see some letdowns. That rang true as USC, Virginia Tech, and Louisville all lost to unranked opponents while No. 6-ranked Georgia fell to No. 24 South Carolina. As more and more conference games are featured on a weekly basis, the importance of avoiding letdowns is at a premium for Football Bowl Subdivision teams wanting to find themselves in the playoffs at season’s end.
An improved slate of games in Week 4 presents some exciting matchups for NFL hopefuls. Putting quality game tape out for scouts is imperative for players looking to be selected in the 2015 draft. There are many players with opportunities to do that this upcoming week.
BBD Staff Writer: Josh Cornwall
One season into the Doug Marrone/Doug Whaley era in Buffalo, a foundation has been laid to finally get the floundering Buffalo Bills franchise out of the AFC East basement and into the playoff picture. The excitement surrounding the franchise now is different than it has been in recent years because of the quality of youthful talent littered across the depth chart.
Still, two dilemmas face the current Bills’ regime on the not-so-distant horizon that could hinder their long-term plans.