Buffalo Bills News: Focusing on the 2017 draft class

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The Buffalo Bills brought in some talented players this year but it will be a big year for those drafted in 2017. That and more in today’s Morning Charge.

Part of the process being undertaken by Brandon Beane and the Buffalo Bills involves a heavy investment in the NFL Draft.

2018 was Beane’s first draft in charge, but he inherited a solid 2017 draft class once Doug Whaley was let go right after making the selections. Not exactly the best strategy, but the team did make the postseason so it wasn’t a bad season at all.

A lot of attention will be focused on Beane’s first draft class this season. At the same time, Whaley’s last draft class will be important to the team’s success, perhaps more than this year’s group of rookies.

Tremaine Edmunds is the only sure starter from the 2018 draft class, unless Josh Allen dominates in training camp.

Then there is the 2017 class. Players like Tre’Davious White, Zay Jones and potentially Nathan Peterman can play big roles in the success of the team this season. White is the one expected to do the most, but the team may run into issues if the class doesn’t evolve in year two.

We take a look at this and more in today’s edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

This season will be about the 2017 draft class, not 2018 (BuffaLowDown, Stephen McCarthy)

This is the post discussed above. McCarthy takes a deep dive into the 2017 draft class and how those players will have a major impact on this Bills season.

Top stories from the month of June (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

One final look back at some of our top stories from the month of June. A lot of great articles here to read before we get closer to training camp!

Discus thrower packs on 80 pounds to make NFL run with Bills (ESPN, Mike Rodak)

Here is a look at perhaps the most unique story surrounding the Buffalo Bills this season. The player in focus will be easy to root for throughout the summer.

Expect the Buffalo Bills to give the ball away more in 2018 (Buffalo Rumblings)

And finally, an interesting statistical analysis on how the Bills may be turning the ball over more now that Tyrod Taylor is gone.