Buffalo Bills 2019 Roster Outlook: The tight ends
With the 2018 season now over, we will begin to take a look at how the Buffalo Bills roster will shape out in 2019. This article looks at the tight end position.
While not the biggest need on the offensive side of the ball, the Buffalo Bills did not receive a great deal of production out of the tight end position in 2018.
Combining for 55 catches, 520 yards, and one touchdown this past season, Charles Clay, Jason Croom and Logan Thomas didn’t do a great deal to contribute to the offense.
Buffalo needs to find a better way to utilize a position that appears to be evolving every single year and more and more tight ends are becoming the first or second options of prolific offenses around the league. With Brian Daboll and a young quarterback like Josh Allen, finding a tight end either in-house or elsewhere to become Allen’s go-to weapon would go a long way to developing Allen as a passer and the offense as a whole.
This offseason the team will have to make decisions on current players including if they should keep them, cut them or develop them. The draft should provide an opportunity to at least add competition to a position of need, but it does not have to come early with the depth available.
Tight end is the quietest of all the positions of need for the Bills heading into the 2019 season. Here is how the team can continue to improve at the position.