5 safeties at NFL Combine Buffalo Bills could target in 2024 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills might be in the market for a starting safety. Could that player come from the NFL Draft?

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It seems a foregone conclusion that Bills' safety Micah Hyde will retire this offseason. It's not official yet but it certainly seems the direction he is headed. Then there is the other safety, Jordan Poyer. Some have speculated that these two could retire together but nothing has been said to date that makes me believe this will happen. There is also the possibility of both returning for next season, with Poyer having one more year on his contract, then the two could ride off into the sunset together.

Either way, the Buffalo Bills need to plan and think long-term at the safety position. Do they have the heir apparent already on the roster? I'd say no to that thought. Even Taylor Rapp, while he played well at times, didn't make quite as many plays as I expected. Still, he could potentially be one of the starting safeties in 2024, which isn't terrible, I think he can be a solid starter for a season or two but he's a pending free agent. I'm also not so sure that Damar Hamlin is starter material, but you could do worse. We could be looking at a starting duo of Rapp and Hamlin in 2024. Would you be comfortable with that?

I hope that Buffalo drafts a safety in this year's draft. Regardless of who returns for the 2024 season, Buffalo needs to upgrade the position preferably with a rookie that could potentially have an impact in the coming season, not a developmental project that will hopefully be ready in a year or two. No, give me someone now who could step onto the field in year one. This is why my list of safeties here is considered some of the top safeties in this class. Let's get into it now and see who the options are.