Brandon Beane set to break new ground as Bills GM during 2024 NFL Draft

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This upcoming NFL Draft will be Brandon Beane's seventh as general manager of the Buffalo Bills. It also is arguably one of the more pivotal for him as the team has a number of holes on the roster that will need to be addressed over the 10 picks the Bills have.

The one position that looms larger than the others has to be wide receiver as the Bills have had to make some huge changes this offseason. Since the end of the 2023 season, the offense has seen four wide receivers leave as Gabe Davis and Trent Sherfield signed with new teams in free agency, Deonte Harty was released and recently signed with the Baltimore Ravens and the big departure of Stefon Diggs.

The Bills would trade the former All-Pro to the Houston Texans and the Bills are left with a group that includes Khalil Shakir, Curtis Samuel, Mack Hollins and Justin Shorter.

Buffalo Bills have never drafted a wide receiver in first three rounds of NFL Draft under Brandon Beane

The Buffalo Bills have drafted seven wide receivers in the six NFL Drafts led by Brandon Beane however none have been drafted before Round 4. That wide receiver would be Gabe Davis while the Bills have drafted two in the fifth round (Shakir and Shorter), three in the sixth round (Marquez Stevenson, Isaiah Hodgins, and Ray-Ray McCloud) and one in the seventh round (Austin Proehl).

In fact, over the past five years, the Bills have invested the second-least amount of draft capital in the position, according to Warren Sharp. It remains to be seen how the Bills might address the position as the team has plenty of options from trading up to go after the Big 3, to remaining at pick 28th overall or trading back into the second round and finding the answer there.

One thing that feels almost certain is that the Bills will be drafting a wide receiver during the first two days of the NFL Draft for the first time under Brandon Beane.