If there was ever a year to have a ton of draft picks, it’s this year for the Buffalo Bills. As mentioned earlier, the team is not backed up against the wall salary cap-wise, but they can’t go out and throw money around at big names. They will still have needs, whether it’s plugging some holes left by players leaving in free agency or guys, unfortunately, meeting father time. Thankfully, the team already has nine scheduled draft picks in the 2024 NFL draft. The team is also expected to be getting an additional pick in the form of a third-round compensatory pick for the departure of Tremaine Edmunds last off-season.
The Bills are primed to inject a massive amount of youth into their team with these selections. They can add their high-end starters early on, and even fill out the roster with lots of depth. They also have tons of ammo, especially in the later rounds, to move up and get more impactful players. If there is one thing that Brandon Beane and his staff have done since they arrived in Buffalo, it has been to hit on day three draft players.
The Bills team as a whole is aging, unfortunately. Some youth is very much needed, especially on defense. Most of the team's free agents this off-season are depth players, outside of guys like Gabe Davis, Micah Hyde, and Leonard Floyd. In the last few years, we’ve seen the Bills piece together the back end of their receiving corps with lower-tier free agents who contribute mainly on special teams. It would be very nice of them to add young and preferably speedy guys there in the draft for Josh Allen, especially ones with potential. As of right now, the future of the receiving core is only Khalil Shakir, as Diggs is nearing the end of his career.