4 takeaways for the Buffalo Bills from the 2022 NFL Draft

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Buffalo Bills offense is more versatile and dynamic

Last year, the Buffalo Bills had one of the best offenses in the NFL due in large part to the development of Josh Allen. While the Bills were one of the best, there was times where it got stagnant or almost predictable on what they were going to do.

General manager Brandon Beane has certainly set out to change that this year and found two players in the NFL Draft that can help make this side of the ball more unpredictable.

In the second round, the Bills drafted running back James Cook out of the University of Georgia. However, he is not the traditional running back as he is more of a pass catcher, and probably the best pass catching running back in this year’s class.

The Bills will be able to move Cook around and he can be a threat outside of the backfield but also can be split out wide. Defenses are going to have to account for that because of how good Cook is as a receiver.

Then on Day 3, the Bills added wide receiver Khalil Shakir out of Boise State. He is an interesting player as he has the size and skill set to play both inside and outside wide receiver.

However, he also has some experience carrying the ball and could do similar things to what Deebo Samuels did for the San Francisco 49ers.

The combination of these two, along with players like Isaiah McKenzie and O.J. Howard, really opens up the entire playbook for the Bills’ offense.