Buffalo Bills: 3 position needs left to address after NFL Draft
By Thomas Gore
The 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone and the Buffalo Bills addressed a number of needs. However, these are three positions they still must address this offseason.
The Buffalo Bills selected defensive end A.J. Epenesa with the 54th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Despite adding the former Iowa Hawkeye to an already loaded defensive line, the theme of this draft was clear. Out of the Bills seven draft picks, four were offensive skill positions and another was a specialist.
The NFL Draft is usually not an automatic fix to any team’s roster issues. Many of these new additions will not be Day One starters and will likely take a season or two to fully develop their talent. Of course, there is also the unfortunate possibility that some of these picks will not work out altogether. In either case, it is always imperative to stay aggressive in the offseason when acquiring talent, both in the draft and during free agency.
After adding to Josh Allen‘s arsenal of weapons in the draft, as well as trading for Stefon Diggs, there are still some positions on the Bills roster that need filling. The 2019 offseason was probably one of the more productive free agency periods in the Bills’ history, and this year’s cycle has been promising as well, with standouts like Mario Addison and Josh Norman among others.
Brandon Beane has proven that he is always searching for more veteran NFL talent and his strategy has changed the culture and perception of the Bills the past three seasons. Many of the players on the current roster has been added only in the last two or three years as Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have made Buffalo a serious force to be reckoned with in the AFC East.
The addition of a few more veteran free agents at key positions would help the Buffalo Bills go from Super Bowl dark horse to serious championship contender.