Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton picked one starter for every NFL team that needs to be replaced. Who did he name for the Buffalo Bills?
The Buffalo Bills have a pretty strong roster but they know that there are a few areas that could still use a little attention as they seek to build a perennial contender in the AFC East.
Most would look at wide receiver as one of the biggest needs, which isn’t wrong. They do have some weapons there in Cole Beasley and John Brown but a prototypical No. 1 wideout would come in handy as Josh Allen looks to take his next step.
There’s also a chance they could land themselves a stud edge rusher. As good as their defense is, they don’t have that one guy who can beat the tackles consistently and attack the quarterback from the edge.
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While both those statements are true, Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report looked elsewhere when identifying one starter on the team that needs to be replaced. Moton identified one starter on all 32 teams that should be upgraded and for Buffalo, he says the man they need to improve upon is linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.
"“At the end of the season, Alexander’s contract expires. The Bills could re-sign him on a modest deal, but they should move on to develop a younger talent. They could use someone who’s equipped to play a full-time starting role and provide help for the pass rush at outside linebacker.” — Moton, Bleacher Report"
Moton says that Alexander found a second wind in his career with Buffalo as he had one of his best seasons in 2016. Since then, he hasn’t been used as much as his snap count has declined — as has his effectiveness.
The 36-year old did have one of his better games of the season in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens but Moton has a point in regard to his usage.
Couple that with the fact that his contract expires after 2019 and it would make sense to look for a younger alternative.