In Sean McDermott’s first draft in Buffalo he played a major role in picking a trio of great players that standout from the rest.
With five selections heading into the 2017 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills had a good chance to re-shape their roster with their new head coach being part of his first draft.
This draft would reveal how Buffalo felt about the current roster at hand and what areas may of needed some improvement. The Bills made some great moves in free agency to address some holes that the team had. It started with a total overhaul of the safety position signing Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer who have been their tandem over the last three seasons and further into the future. They also filled the kicking position in the signing of Steven Hauschka.
The Buffalo Bills had a big need at tackle with Jordan Mills occupying the right side of the offensive line. They also were lacking the versatility at linebacker that Sean McDermott values in his 4-3 scheme which relies heavily on two linebacker sub packages. Ramon Humber and Preston Brown being the only starting caliber linebackers on the roster and they both tend to struggle in pass coverage.
The 2017 draft class would prove to be a great draft class which combined with free agency would be the first step in “the process” that Sean McDermott, and later Brandon Beane, used to turn this franchise on its head.