The Buffalo Bills have a lot of talent on the roster, but CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco didn’t consider it enough to warrant any mentions in his top-100 list.
The Buffalo Bills didn’t have a fantastic season in 2018. The team stumbled out of the gate to a 0-2 start and ended the year 6-10. Yet, they finished as the NFL’s top pass defense concerning yards, as they allowed a league-low 2,876 yards. While the offense faltered under year-one of Josh Allen, the defense was amongst the league’s best and kept them in games.
Though the Bills’ only Pro Bowler from 2018 — Kyle Williams — is retired, the team has their fair share of talent, particularly on defense. The secondary led by Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde, and Jordan Poyer is considered to be one of the best in the league. Front-seven players Jerry Hughes, Matt Milano, and Lorenzo Alexander could be starters or high impact players on just about any NFL team.
Yet, CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco completely negated any Bill from his top-100 players heading into the 2019 season list. In fact, you’ll have to go all the way to his “just missed” section to find one Bill; Jerry Hughes. Not one mention of Hyde, Poyer, or White, even in the “just missed.”
Of course, this is nothing new to Bills Mafia. Since the dawn of time, national media has shied away from praising Western New York’s pride, even when the team is performing well. However, having no Bill in the top-100 is a bit odd.
Players Hughes, Hyde, Poyer, and White are high-level starters and are widely considered as top-ten talents at their respective positions. Though none of the four are particularly flashy or mega-marketable, their positive impact on the game and Bills is easily recognizable. Maybe it’ll take a few playoffs wins for Prisco to believe that.