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Bills Today | Buffalo's best draft decision in the past five years

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1. Buffalo's best draft decision in the past five years

Through three seasons as quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen has already set numerous single-season franchise records. He is also quickly working his way up the list of all-time passers in Bills History. In only 44 games, Allen ranks sixth in passing yards with 9,707 and is only 444 passing yards away from moving past Drew Bledsoe at number five.

Pro Football Focus's lead draft analysis Michael Renner went through and listed the best draft decision for all 32 NFL teams in the past five years. For the Bills, it is not a surprise that he chose Josh Allen as the team's best draft decision as he just led the team on a deep playoff run which ended in the AFC title game – a place the Bills haven't been since 1994. 

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There is not really a debate here. What's lost is that the Bills paid a bit of a hefty price to secure Allen, giving up picks 12, 53 and 56 in that 2018 draft. Fortune favors the bold, as they say.

2. Two Bills crack CBS Sports' Top 100 free agents list

The NFL's free agency period begins in 10 days. CBS Sports Senior Writer Pete Prisco released his list of the 100 best free agents two Bills made his list – Matt Milano and Daryl Williams.

_#29 Matt Milano _

Buffalo Bills – LB

He is a good linebacker, but he is coming off an injury-plagued season. When he's on the field, he excels in coverage, which will make him attractive in this pass-happy league.

#34 Daryl Williams

Buffalo Bills – OT

He was a nice addition as a free agent last year and had a good season at right tackle, starting all 16 games. The Bills would be wise to keep him to help maintain stability upfront on their line.

3. NFL.com thinks this offensive lineman is a match for the Bills in free agency

Football is won and lost in the trenches and one of the biggest priorities for the Bills this offseason is shoring up the offensive line to make sure that Josh Allen is well protected. The Bills have had an above-average offensive line over the past two seasons but with most of them scheduled to be free agents, things may look different up front in 2021. NFL.com writer Marc Sessler did a little matchmaking for free agents in the AFC, and he thinks that Joe Thuney would be a good fit for the Bills.

Buffalo Bills - Joe Thuney OG | Age: 28

The offensive line needs attention. Guards Jon Feliciano and Brian Winters head to market alongside sturdy right tackle Daryl Williams. Thuney's a rock. To be fair, an expensive rock who might be tagged by the Patriots. Still, the Bills can't ignore how the ground game went flat for quarters at a time. Or how Josh Allen is the sun around which all of Western New York spins. Landing a Canton-level presence at guard would go a long way toward preventing a blackout.

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