1. Buffalo closes 2019 in the top 10 of the NFL.com power rankings list
Unlike the "way-too-early" power rankings for 2020, we'll look back at the Bills in 2019 one last time and their 10-7 record (including playoffs).
NFL.com released its final 2019 power rankings following the Super Bowl with an obvious choice for No. 1. The Bills fared well but a playoff win would have pushed them up a few spots.
Buffalo ended at No. 10 on the list.
... [Josh Allen] improved on nearly all facets of his game, and the Bills are right to remain completely committed to Allen in the pivotal Year 3. With a loaded defense, a promising young running back in Devin Singletary and a rising offensive line, it makes sense for the Bills to add more weapons around their young quarterback this spring. Wide receiver John Brown was an excellent signing by GM Brandon Beane last year. The signing of Cole Beasley, the slot man and Allen security blanket, also worked out. Now Beane must complete his wideout rebuild with an upgrade who will line up across from Brown.
2. Bills take this playmaker at No. 22 in McShay's latest mock
Mock draft season is now upon us more than ever. The Senior Bowl has ended and the final first round draft order is set.
ESPN's Todd McShay has Buffalo taking Georgia running back D'Andre Swift at No. 22 in Tuesday mock draft.
Even with John Brown and Cole Beasley combining for 1,838 receiving yards in 2019, Buffalo could use an upgrade in the receiving corps (Clemson's Tee Higgins could be an interesting fit). And with Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson both headed for free agency, no returning lineman had more than five sacks last season. But I just love Swift's explosiveness, and adding a dynamic playmaker like him to a backfield that already includes Devin Singletary could really make this run-oriented offense pop in 2020. Plus, you can't discount Swift's pass-catching ability -- he could be a great three-down back.
3. Bleacher Report predicts this bold free agent signing for Buffalo
Bleacher Report made bold predictions for all 32 teams heading into free agency which is slated to start on March 18. For the Bills, the site predicted the team would sign Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper.
To further accelerate Allen's development, the Bills need to outfit him with a No. 1 receiver. It wouldn't be surprising if they went out and grabbed perhaps the best one on the market, Dallas Cowboys wideout Amari Cooper.
Not only is Cooper a big, physical target who can win in critical situations, but he's also a former teammate of Buffalo receiver Cole Beasley. Bringing in Cooper would offer at least a little established chemistry to the receiving corps. It would also give Allen the legitimate No. 1 target he's lacked since arriving in the NFL.
Cooper has had a 1,000-yard season in three of his first four seasons in the NFL. Coincidentally he made the Pro Bowl in those three seasons. In 2019, Cooper finished with 79 receptions for 1,189 yards, eight touchdowns, while playing and starting in all 16 games.