Buffalo Bills News: Draft classes from the recent past

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The Buffalo Bills appear to have a solid 2018 draft class, but it takes a few years to truly grade a group and see if the class was a success or failure.

It is easy for Buffalo Bills fans to get carried away with each and every pick during any given NFL Draft. To be fair, those paid to cover the event get carried away as well.

Picks are immediately deemed reaches or great steals, without much context.

However, it takes at least three years before it is fair to truly grade a draft class. Players need time to learn in the NFL and three years is enough time to see if a player is still a building block for the future, or if they are going to be let go. That is if they remain on the roster in the first place.

I bring this topic up because I will be looking back at a few draft classes over the weekend. This is not to bring up bad memories for Bills fans, but a look back at both the good and the bad helps illustrate where the team is now.

It also sheds light on how important it is for Brandon Beane to get his picks right in 2019. 2018 appears to have been a good draft, but we don’t know for sure just yet.

Let’s look at the latest Bills news in a Friday edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

4 players that would keep the Bills from trading back (BuffaLowDown, Stephen McCarthy)

This post went up a few weeks ago, but I am sharing it again for those who may have missed it the first time around. Get to know some of the top prospects early!

Buffalo Bills ‘very interested’ in free agent TE Jesse James (NYup.com, Ryan Talbot)

The Bills need a new number one tight end and this could be one solid option. This isn’t exciting news, but it would help the team right away.

Bills re-sign LB Deon Lacey (Bills.com, Chris Brown)

The roster news continues as the Bills are bringing back a key contributor on special teams. Once again this is not too exciting, but it can have positive effects on the team in 2019.

NFL.com pegs new DL for Bills in latest mock (Bills Wire, Nick Wojton)

Gear up for your weekend by reading another mock draft.

This one presents yet another possibility for the Bills at No. 9 overall.