1. Should the Bills address these priorities in free agency?
SB Nation thinks the Bills should address three things in free agency – wide receiver, offensive line and defensive line. Christian D'Andrea believes these three things can happen due to the cap space available in Buffalo.
1. Wide receiver: The Bills brought in free agent wideouts Cole Beasley and John Brown last offseason, but they're each best suited for complementary roles. What Buffalo needs is a steady presence who can stand atop the depth chart, draw double-teams, and be Allen's first choice on a weekly basis.
2. Offensive guard: Allen, who was sacked on 7.6 percent of his dropbacks in 2019, needs more protection in his third season. Starting left guard Quinton Spain is a free agent. ...
3. Pass rusher: The Bills got 16 sacks from Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson last fall, but both are free agents and may not return. Replacing that production in free agency will be pricey. Finding extra pocket-crumpling help in the draft would be far more palatable.
General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have said several times the Bills need to put pieces around quarterback Josh Allen in 2020 that help the team score more points. In 2019, the Bills averaged 19.6 points per game which ranked 23rd in the league.
2. PFF analytics mock draft has Bills taking this OL
In the PFF’s first analytics mock draft, they predict an offensive lineman will be Buffalo's first pick.
22. BUFFALO BILLS — T EZRA CLEVELAND, BOISE STATE
Cleveland's impressive Combine workouts put his pass-blocking athleticism score in the same ballpark as Tyron Smith, David Bakhtiari and Laremy Tunsil. While he projects to give up a slightly higher pressure rate, beggars can't be choosers after the poor performance of Cody Ford, who can move to guard.
At the NFL Combine, Ezra ran a 4.93 40-yard dash, had 30 reps on bench, measured a vertical jump of 30 inches, had a 111 inch broad jump, a cone drill of 7.26 seconds and a 4.46 20-yard shuttle run.
3. Buffalo receives high praise on Leslie Frazier promotion
On Wednesday, Buffalo announced the promotion of defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to assistant head coach. Frazier led a top-three defense this past season that allowed only 16.4 points per game, second lowest in the league. SI.com’s Albert Breer commented on the new title for Frazier in his weekly MMQB column.
Love Bills coach Sean McDermott rewarding defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier with the assistant head coach title. For one, Frazier has been a valuable resource in a bunch of different ways for McDermott. For another, it's a signal to other teams of Frazier's ability to be a head coach again, even at 60 years old.
Frazier said the title promotion won't change his day-to-day responsibilities too much as he has helped head coach Sean McDermott with advice beyond the defense since he got to Buffalo.