Buffalo Bills: High marks in FanSided’s 2019 NFL Draft grades

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The Buffalo Bills had a great weekend at the 2019 NFL Draft and that belief was reflected in FanSided’s 2019 NFL Draft grades.

The Buffalo Bills can’t win any games in the offseason.

What the team can do, though, is build optimism with the construction of a strong roster.

The Bills continued what appears to be a successful offseason by plugging holes via the NFL Draft and bringing some foundational pieces to town.

Ed Oliver headlines the 2019 class and should be a starter right away along the defensive line. The team also snagged Cody Ford in the second round after the team had eyes on the offensive lineman as a first-round talent.

This stroke of luck also applies to the Oliver pick as it did not seem likely he would drop down to No. 9 overall. Some surprise selections from the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants helped make his fall possible.

The good vibes were felt outside of the Bills fanbase as analysts seemed to agree that the team had a solid draft.

FanSided’s draft grades, written by Conor Dorney, were no different. The Bills received the grade of “A.”

Here is a quick look at some of what Dorney had to say:

"GM Brandon Beane has done an excellent job surrounding Josh Allen with talent on the offensive side of the ball in free agency and continues to build a young, fast defense with the addition of Oliver. Not only that, but they were able to get a first-round talent in Cody Ford to add protection for Allen with their second-round selection."

The Bills aren’t automatically a Super Bowl contender after the offseason moves. The term “sleeper team” applies well to the situation Brandon Beane has created in a few short years.

The Bills aren’t making splashy moves and don’t need to in order to compete. The young quarterback, who is on a cheap deal, is in place and he was given some weapons with offseason additions at every single offensive position.

The defense was already talented and got an upgrade with the selection of Oliver. If anyone was panicking about the retirement of Kyle Williams, the team wasted no time in getting even better along the line.

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As I said, games aren’t won in the offseason. But Brandon Beane has done a great job of positioning his roster to pick up plenty of wins in the regular season and hopefully beyond.