The Buffalo Bills drafted seven players in this past April’s NFL Draft and in a typically offseason, this group of rookies would have gone through a number of practices during rookie minicamp, OTAs and training camp.
They also would have had four preseason games to get a feel for the NFL level and how it compares to college. This rookie class won’t have these opportunities and it is going to be important for them to make a good impact during these practices in hopes of carving out a role early in the season.
The first two picks by the Bills was defensive end A.J. Epenesa and running back Zack Moss, who may not be starters but are expected to factor into the rotation. However, the one player who may have the best chance of winning the starting job is kicker Tyler Bass. He will be competing with veteran Stephen Hauschka and it will be interesting to see how the coaching staff evaluates this position battle with no live game action.