4 things Buffalo Bills fans should be thankful for in 2018

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
2 of 5
Buffalo Bills
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The top picks are progressing

There is a lot of pressure on a front office when holding two first-round picks. Picking two busts can derail a process and can lead to firings.

So far, the Bills seemed to have done a nice job by selecting both Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds. The only problem is that both players have dealt with injuries, although that is not a negative reflection upon them at all.

Allen has appeared in six games this season, including the wins over the Minnesota Vikings and the Tennessee Titans. He has only thrown for two touchdowns in that span, but he has rushed for three.

It is crazy to rush a rookie quarterback into action and expect great results, yet Allen has shown progress in his short time on the field. He is expected to start after the bye week, and will hopefully finish the season as the starter. Based on his progression so far, he should get exponentially better as the year goes on.

Edmunds has dealt with a concussion this season and still sits atop the team leaderboard in terms of tackles with 70. He also has two forced fumbles and a sack on the year.

The rookie looks like a monster standing 6-foot-5 in the middle of the defense and has shown amazing effort all season long.

The sample size is too small to declare both picks to be future stars. But both young men seem to be on the right track, which is crucial to Beane’s process succeeding.