The Buffalo Bills Cannot Afford to Make This Mistake
The Buffalo Bills staff will be at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, which will be many fans' chances to see the prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft on television (The NFL Network).
The Bills have not yet re-signed any of their pending free agents, which means players like Jordan Poyer, Tremaine Edmunds, Case Keenum, Tyler Matakevich and Devin Singletary are slated to hit the open market on March 16th.
The Bills have some work to do with the roster.
Yes, they have Josh Allen at quarterback, which helps tremendously...but we saw last season, despite the 13-3 record, that they have some shortcomings on offense -- wide receiver depth and offensive line.
However, it feels like hardly any national experts or draft experts are expecting the Bills to draft a wide receiver or even a offensive lineman in the first round of this year's draft.
Instead, safety and linebacker seem like popular pick, based on the fact the Bills could lose Poyer and Edmunds. But what about running back.
I have seen a few mock drafts, by the likes of experts like Daniel Jeremiah, Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, which have the Bills drafting either Texas running back Bijan Robinson or Alabama's Jahmyr Gibbs.
That would be a colossal mistake. The Bills cannot afford to draft a running back in round one.
This team has too many other pressing needs, mainly on offense to help Josh Allen. Robinson or Gibbs would need to be all-pros to make it work but even if they become an all-star back, it still wouldn't be worth doing because it means the Bills will shift their focus and philosophy as an offense.
What the Bills have done on offense has worked...they just need more help for Allen and more experience from the play caller.