Buffalo Bills: Breaking down the perfect post-draft 53-man roster
By Jason Mattis
This is what a perfect 53-man roster would look like for the Buffalo Bills after the 2020 NFL Draft.
If you could gain control of the Buffalo Bills roster right now, how would it look post 2020 NFL draft? The Bills have an estimated $20 million dollars in remaining cap space, according to Spotrac to go along with the following draft capital:
- Round 2, pick No. 54
- Round 3, pick No. 86
- Round 4, pick No. 128
- Round 5, pick No. 167
- Round 6, pick No. 188 (from CLE)
- Round 6, pick No. 207 (from BAL via NE)
- Round 7, pick No. 239 (from MIN)
Lets put our Brandon Beane brain cap on and complete the Bills roster including the picks from 2020 NFL Draft, with additional moves first and then a 53-man roster breakout.
With draft picks in Rounds 2, 3 and 4 the Bills would draft best player available at defensive end, offensive line and get a big nickel.
With the 5th round draft pick I’d trade for Leonard Fournette. Lets say it even takes one of the 6th round picks too.
With the other 6th round pick I’d draft a QB if you like knowing he only makes the practice squad or best player available.
Now in regards to the remaining cap space, Fournette would count for $4.1 million and the draft picks account for an additional four million. This would then leave $11.9 million but by cutting Trent Murphy, the Bills could end up with a new total of $19.9 million. The moves made in free agency in the NFL Draft would allow the team to also cut Jon Feliciano bringing the new cap space total to $23.3 million.
This additional cap space would help the Buffalo Bills work out extensions in future years for players like Dion Dawkins, Matt Milano, and Tre’Davious White.
These moves would create a roster that could compete for a Super Bowl this year:
QB (2) :
Taiwan Jones/Christian Wade
Duke Williams/UFA Signing
2020 Draft Pick
2020 Draft Pick/Any Other Player
2020 Draft Pick (Big Nickel)
2020 Draft Pick