Buffalo Bills: Grading every pick from the 2020 NFL Draft
This is our grades for each pick the Buffalo Bills made in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Now that the 2020 NFL Draft has been concluded and the Buffalo Bills have welcomed their new draft class, it is time for everyone’s favorite part, the grades!
Going into the draft, Buffalo was in a weird spot. For the first time in what seems like an eternity, there were no glaring roster holes that needed to be fixed. This is largely in part due to the busy offseason that Brandon Beane and company had. Bringing in offensive weapons such as Stefon Diggs, who essentially was their first-round pick, meant that they filled their number one receiver spot that became glaringly obvious was a need last season. With that deal, the Bills sent their 2020 first (22nd overall) a 2020 fifth-round, 2020 sixth-round and a 2021 fourth-round pick in exchange for Diggs and Minnesota’s 2020 seventh-round pick.
With the new absence of a first-round pick, there were some speculations that Buffalo could trade up with the 49ers for their 31st pick near the end of the first round. This did not come to fruition and surprisingly, Buffalo did not agree to any trades as they chose to stay where they were slotted for all seven rounds.
When it did come time to select, they hit on almost all of their picks. Making purposeful selections they started on the defensive side of the ball in the edge-rushing position with the selection of A.J. Epenesa out of Iowa. This position was really their only non-negotiable need going onto the draft. Though they have brought in Mario Addison, Epenesa is 11 years younger, taller and heavier.
As the draft progressed, the Bills continued to pad their already impressive roster. They added depth, versatility and competition at every position from offense to defense and even addressed their special teams in the process.
Within this article are the grades for every selection the Buffalo Bills made during the 2020 NFL Draft.