Buffalo Bills should benefit from deep free agent class at safety

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The safety position will be a key focus for the Buffalo Bills this offseason with Micah Hyde set to be a free agent, Jordan Poyer potentially being released along with key backup Taylor Rapp also set to be a free agent. This is the first time since Sean McDermott's first offseason as head coach that the Bills have some serious uncertainty.

To complicate matters, the Bills don't have a lot of cap space and still are well over the salary cap for the upcoming season. This is one of the reasons that Poyer could be released over the next few weeks.

Fortunately for the Bills, the safety position is very deep and they should be able to find starters that they can fit within their current salary cap.

Buffalo Bills should find great value after that top tier of safety

As great of a story it would be for the Bills to bring Antoine Winfield Jr. to Buffalo, the team that drafted his father in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, the Bills won't be able to offer the contract he is expected to sign.

After Winfield, there are players like Kyle Dugger, Kamren Curl, and Xavier McKinney that will get deals not far behind Antoine Winfield Jr. this offseason. However, after this group there are a number of players who can be good starters, especially in this defense.

Some safeties that could fit in that category include Julian Blackmon, Jordan Fuller, Jordan Whitehead, Mike Edwards or Jeremy Chinn. The Bills could even look at some veterans, like the recently released Kevin Byard or Marcus Maye, or try to bring back Taylor Rapp as he knows the defense well and could be a starter.

The fact that this free agent class is as deep as it is means the Buffalo Bills can address a big need and hopefully find great value over the next few weeks.