Buffalo Bills ranked No. 22 overall in latest NFL Spin Zone power rankings

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The Buffalo Bills left fans with some optimism following minicamp and that is reflected in the latest power rankings from NFL Spin Zone.

The Buffalo Bills have been all over the power ranking lists this offseason.

I have seen the team as low as No. 30 overall and about everywhere in between spots 20-30. The latest list, courtesy of NFL Spin Zone, has the Bills coming in at No. 22 overall. Not too bad.

It has been my consistent message this offseason that power rankings don’t matter too much this time of year. Yet I still like to keep tabs on what others are thinking about the Bills to see how the team lives up to either the high or low expectations.

The positives seen from all three quarterbacks during minicamp should have Bills fans feeling optimistic. The problem is that the team needs one player to excel above the other two and become a player who can lead this team for all 16 games and hopefully more at the start of the new year.

It should be a bit insulting to Bills fans and players alike to see the team ranked so low after making the postseason a year ago. But this is just another perfect example of the Bills being underdogs to NFL fans around the country, even if fans in Buffalo are already expecting a great season.

And while everyone is talking about the questions on offense, the defense remains one of the better units seen in Buffalo in quite some time. That is still an on-paper thing right now, but I don’t expect any major drop in talent or results compared to last season.

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Don’t expect the Bills to shoot up in the power rankings before the season starts, but a hot start to the year could see the Bills finally getting some respect early in a season.