Buffalo Bills: Solid rookie grades for the 2018 class
The Buffalo Bills needed a great draft class in 2018 and Brandon Beane delivered with both the players he drafted and the undrafted players he signed.
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to evaluating the 2018 Buffalo Bills rookie class.
Some may call it a success due to all the depth, while others may point to Josh Allen not being elite right away and calling it a disappointment. The latter is just silly.
The writers at NFL.com have gone through each division to offer up grades for every rookie class. Nick Shook handled the AFC East and gave the Bills a grade of “B” for the class. No team in the division got higher than a “B+.”
The interesting thing from the grade is that Levi Wallace is never mentioned, so perhaps a ton of research wasn’t done. But he did at least mention Robert Foster.
This is a fair grade and it makes sense considering the Bills got contributions from the first-rounders all the way down to the undrafted guys. Ray-Ray McCloud and Austin Proehl didn’t provide much value from the bottom of the class, but they were the outliers.
As time goes on the success of this class will come down to the play of both Tremaine Edmunds and Josh Allen. Allen’s play will stand out in particular as is true with any quarterback taken in the first round. If he becomes a top-ten quarterback and Edmunds is an average player, no one will be complaining. That would be different the other way around.
These grades don’t mean all that much but it is still nice to see the Bills not receive a “D” or an “F.” That would mean something went terribly wrong. Instead, Brandon Beane seems to have the team on the right path toward success.