Inspired by the NFL Network’s Top 100 NFL player list, here is a list of the Buffalo Bills’ top five players heading into the 2018 season.
The NFL Network released their annual list of the Top 100 players in the league as voted by the players. Two Buffalo Bills, LeSean McCoy and Micah Hyde, made the cut in 2018. It was Hyde’s first time on the list, while McCoy has made it before.
Shady was the highest ranked Bills player at No. 30 overall while Hyde was a bit further down ranked No. 62. It was a surprise to see Hyde ranked that high, but it’s great to see him get so much respect from the other players in the league.
This list caused me to wonder who the top players are on the Bills roster and whether Hyde is their second-best player. After looking into it, I didn’t come to the same conclusion as the NFL players who voted Hyde as the Bills second-best player, although Micah did make my top five list.
There were many players who almost made my list, but the best players who fell just short were Tremaine Edmunds based on the impact he could have at middle linebacker, Kelvin Benjamin, Star Lotulelei and Jordan Poyer in no particular order.
This list of top five Buffalo Bills players is not meant to be projected out many years but rather is based on the impact they should have in the 2018 season. While rookies were not outright excluded, none made it because it felt too speculative without seeing them perform in an NFL game.
Despite no rookies, three of the top five Buffalo Bills players are relatively young while the other two are veterans who will need to be replaced within a few seasons. So who are the top five players on the Buffalo Bills roster? Click below to see who is No. 5.