1. SB Nation believes these Bills deserve fans' attention in the playoffs
SB Nation released their list of 25 players who most deserve attention in the tournament to Super Bowl 54. Buffalo Bills Tre'Davious White and Josh Allen each made the list.
White, who was named first team All-Pro on Friday, ranks 13th.
The 2017 first-round pick showed potential early in his career, but stepped into the class of elite cornerbacks in 2019. His six interceptions were tied for the league lead and he didn't give up a single touchdown. There wasn't even a player in the NFL who caught two interceptions without giving up a touchdown. He didn't get the attention that Stephon Gilmore got, but an argument could be made that White has had the better year.
Josh Allen ranks 20th.
Statistically, Allen is far behind the other quarterbacks on this list. But the progress he's made in year two can't be ignored. Compared to his rookie year, Allen threw fewer interceptions, twice as many touchdowns, and about 1,000 more passing yards. He also continues to be a danger on the ground with nine rushing touchdowns. Defense got the Bills into the postseason, but their shot at a Super Bowl rests on the shoulders of their rapidly improving quarterback.
2. How Lorenzo Alexander is leaving a lasting impact
Lorenzo Alexander played what could be his last home game last Sunday against the Jets. With his NFL career coming to a close, the Bills will lose a large part of their locker room leadership for the second straight season after Kyle Williams' retirement in 2018.
"There's Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Tremaine Edmunds, Tre'Davius White," Alexander said. "If me and Kyle have left this organization and there is a hole then we haven't done our jobs properly. Like Kyle Williams isn't physically in here but he's had a huge impact on me and I know numerous other guys that are playing here."
Alexander's lasting impact will be between his charity work and the influence he had on the players inside the Bills locker room.
"Hopefully we have helped the Bills organization that is going to establish them on an annual basis," Alexander said. "Establish a standard that will surpass us even playing here and it will become more of what it was when guys played her back in the late 80s and 90s."
3. Ed Oliver and Devin Singletary rank in the top 25 of Daniel Jeremiah's top rookies list
With the 2019 NFL regular season in the books, former NFL scout and current NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah reviewed notes from the entire season to rank the top 25 rookies of the 2019 season. Two Buffalo Bills made the top 25.
Ed Oliver ranks No. 19.
Oliver was a disruptive force all year for the Bills' stout defense. He demonstrated elite first-step quickness versus the run and pass.
Oliver finished his first 16 games with 43 total tackles, five tackles for a loss, eight quarterback hits, and five sacks. Oliver started seven games and played 54% of snaps for the Bills defense this year.
Devin Singletary finishes at No. 24 in Jeremiah's rankings.
After splitting time with Frank Gore to start the season, Singletary earned a primary role in the Bills' backfield by year's end. He's a very elusive runner who can cause damage in the passing game, as well.
Singletary finished his rookie season with starts in six of the final seven games of the season. He would've started all of them if not for being rested in a meaningless Week 17 matchup. In 12 games, Singletary rushed 151 times for 775 yards and two touchdowns.