5 players Buffalo Bills should already be considering for first round pick in 2024

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Karmen Kinchens (Safety)

Karmen Kinchens is a player that may require some trading up to do. Safety will probably be a big need for the Bills this offseason, as Micah Hyde is set to be a free agent, along with Taylor Rapp. Hyde also considered retirement last season when he had his neck injury, and this season it's been bothering him from time to time, so one can assume that he may just retire rather than hit free agency.

There will be a very noticeable hole in the safety spot which won't be easy shoes to fill. However, if anyone can fill those shoes, Kinchens is that player. Kinchens is one of the most complete players in the whole draft in their position. 

Kinchens is 5'11, over 200 pounds, and has elite acceleration and speed, as he's able to a lot of ground within seconds. In 2022, Kinchens exploded in his debut as a starter for the Miami Hurricanes, earning a first-team All-American and All-ACC performer, recording six interceptions, six pass deflections, and 59 tackles. Kinchens is also very reactive and relies on instincts, as those instincts include the ability to be a ball hawk an extremely punishing yet disciplined tackler, and overall always around the football. 

However, the young player does tend to drift off assigned coverages when guarding a two-high deep zone, and sometimes drifts too far on one side in man-coverage, allowing receivers to get some RAC on some possessions. 

With a great defensive coach like Sean McDermott and potentially playing across Jordan Poyer, Kitchens could develop into an all-pro type of player in the secondary, which will be crucial when playing against the elite quarterbacks in the AFC. The Bills will most likely need to spend some draft capital if they would want to pick him up though, as there are many other teams ahead of the draft board that need a talented safety.