Jul 28, 2013; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (right) talks with the quarterbacks during training camp at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills: Hackett's Offensive Spark


If you haven’t been following my last few articles, my fellow readers and I are working to determine who the Buffalo Bills should select in the first round of the draft and what the teams greatest needs are. By combining the needs of the Buffalo Bills with the talent offered at the level of the Bills pick in the draft, we can gather an idea of who would be the best fit for the team.

Many people would like to see the Bills select an offensive lineman in the first round; not a bad idea.  However, it makes no sense to reach for a player who is more risk than reward in the first round. You need to understand that the offense has not been truly opened up just yet, and if by some chance it has then the Bills have a bigger issue at hand. Filling a hole on the offensive line would only leave us with a mediocre offense.

If the Bills were to go for a offensive guard or tackle in the first round, he would have to fit in the fast paced, up tempo style of the offense. He’ll need very quick feet and the ability to pull and get out into open space to block defenders as a pulling guard. Yet at the same time, Nathaniel Hackett’s offense seems to sputter against tough teams; it lacks offensive spark, leaving ineffective and crippling to the Bills team. When an offense can go 4 & out in less than a minute that is bad news for the defense. Therefore, I argue that is equally as important for the Bills to pick a tight end or wide receiver as it is to draft a guard. The first round pick of the draft for the Buffalo Bills must be worth the pick; so really the best talent and fit for the team at either position is who the team should pick first.

I’ll have more tonight concerning Pettine’s defense and how they can fortify their dominance with the addition of another inside linebacker next to Kiko Alonso.

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