Mel Kiper grades Buffalo Bills' 2024 NFL Draft class

The Buffalo Bills 2024 NFL Draft class is complete. As is customary this time of year, ESPN's Mel Kiper gave his thoughts on the Bills draft class.
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Every year Mel Kiper does his thing on ESPN and the world tunes in. Kiper has become synonymous with the NFL Draft and is one of the most well-respected draft analysts in the world and for good reason. Kiper offered his thoughts on the Bills and gave them a B grade, along with 13 other teams. According to Kiper, "This is a good haul, not a great one". He also added more insights, which you can read here.

I'm not a big fan of draft grades. You can report back to me in two or three seasons though. You never know what these players will become at the moment they are drafted; however, I do think that Buffalo did a good job of addressing some needs while staying true to the best-player mentality. This is most likely what led to the two first-round trades that backed them out of the first round.

Buffalo Bills 2024 NFL Draft thoughts

Buffalo came away with ten new players for the 2024 NFL season. Some of these guys will be day-one starters, others could become starters in a year or two, and some might not even make the team. I put out my thoughts on some of the sleepers of this draft too. During our recent podcast, we discussed each selection and our thoughts on how they might impact the team in year one and beyond.

One of my favorite picks was defensive tackle DeWayne Carter. He should be able to slide into the Bills' defensive rotation and spell Ed Oliver. Oliver played a larger percentage of snaps last season than in his career, and it seemed to show in the playoffs. Keon Coleman is not just a talented player, but he also brings a positive attitude that makes him a great teammate. I am also a big fan of Javon Solomon and the project offensive lineman, Travis Clayton.


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