Buffalo Bills: Ranking Brandon Beane's first 5 draft classes

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Buffalo Bills class of 2018

It's probably not much of a shocker to anyone that I have the 2018 NFL Draft as the number one for Brandon Beane. Josh Allen is of course the primary reason for that. Anytime you land a franchise, all-world quarterback in a draft, the rest of the class almost doesn't matter. But in the case of the 2018 class, Allen wasn't the only standout player. This draft included Tremaine Edmunds and Harrison Phillips, two players no longer with the Bills but have had solid careers. Regardless of which side of the fence you are on with Edmunds, he's a solid NFL linebacker. As far as Phillips, I wish he could have stayed in Buffalo.

The class also included two defensive backs Taron Johnson in the fourth and Siran Neal in the fifth. Johnson has become one of the best nickel corners in the game, maybe the best. Neal, while not a starter, was selected in the fifth round and has been a staple of the Bills' defense as a do-everything defensive back reserve. The rest of the class was rounded out with wide receivers Ray-Ray McCloud and Austin Proehl. McCloud has bounced around the league a bit but has found a niche and has become a solid return guy. Proehl hasn't been on an NFL roster since 2022.


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