Buffalo Bills: Top 5 boom-or-bust players for 2023

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The Buffalo Bills are hoping for an incredible season this upcoming year that ends with a Lombardi Trophy and their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. The Bills are going to lean on their stars like Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Tre'Davious White, and Von Miller to lead the way.

However, they won't be able to do it alone and will need help along the way. The Bills have a number of players that could play major roles this season that are more of an unknown.

These players have a wide range of outcomes that fall in the category of boom or bust. These players have incredibly high ceilings but also can go the other way and be almost non-factors. With that in mind, these are the five players that are boom-or-bust on the Buffalo Bills.

Top 5 boom-or-bust players for the Buffalo Bills in 2023

Shane Ray

The first player is one who just joined the Buffalo Bills in Shane Ray, who signed a one-year contract after working out at the rookie minicamp. Ray was a former first round pick in 2015 by the Denver Broncos who had eight sacks in one season back in 2016.

However, a number of wrist injuries impacted his performance and he hasn't played an NFL regular season game since 2018. He has played in the CFL recently and was very productive with the Toronto Argonauts.

He will only be 30 years old this season and playing on a talented defensive line like this one, he certainly could be a key part of the rotation and also be very productive. It was a low-risk move by the Buffalo Bills and it will be interesting to see if Ray can do enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.