1. Should this position be Buffalo's priority in the NFL Draft?
With the NFL Draft less than a month away, Bleacher Report chose a position for each team to focus on in the Draft. B/R thinks corner is Buffalo's biggest need heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Buffalo Bills: Cornerback
The Buffalo Bills re-signed cornerback Levi Wallace this offseason to play opposite Tre'Davious White. ...
Technically, the Bills are set at their three cornerback spots, with Taron Johnson working the slot. Johnson could get a shot working outside more often. Even then, the need shifts to nickel corner.
Johnson's contractual status adds yet another wrinkle since he's a free agent after this season. ...
2. Why Buffalo needs to address these areas in the NFL Draft
While Bleacher Report thinks cornerback should be the top priority for the Bills in the Draft, NFL.com believes it's one of several positions they should look at drafting with the No. 30 pick in the first round. NFL.com’s Dan Parr made a list of five positions that are considered Buffalo's must haves for the first round.
Biggest needs: EDGE, CB, TE, RB, OL
The Bills could only muster one sack and two other QB hits in their AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs, who were operating with an injury-plagued offensive line. GM Brandon Beane has to add more juice to the pass defense.
3. The is the Bills' best draft pick in the last decade
Draft picks have a chance to help change the course of a team. Bleacher Report looked back at each NFL team's best pick in the last ten years. Buffalo's had some great picks under general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott, but B/R thinks it has to be their current QB.
Buffalo Bills: QB Josh Allen (2018)
Lamar Jackson isn't the only quarterback from the 2018 draft to make this list. The Buffalo Bills scooped up Wyoming product Josh Allen with the seventh pick that year, and while Allen took time to develop, he arrived in 2020.
For the majority of last season, Allen was one of the league's most dangerous and efficient passers. He finished with a completion percentage of 69.2, a passer rating of 107.2 and a 37-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Allen also helped Buffalo reach the AFC title game for the first time since 1993.
A dual threat in his own right, Allen has compiled 1,562 rushing yards and 9,707 passing yards and accounted for 93 touchdowns.
While Tre'Davious White and Tremaine Edmunds have been fine contributors, Allen gives the Bill a franchise quarterback for the first time since the Jim Kelly era. That's just about the best feeling Buffalo could get out of a draft selection.