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1. These three Bills landed on Pete Prisco's top 100 players of 2021 list

CBS Sports senior writer Pete Prisco came out with his list of top 100 players of 2021 with three Bills players making his list. This is the first time Josh Allen has made his list, debuting at No. 10. Diggs and White appeared on his list from last year and Diggs moved up from 91 to 12 and White moved down from 52 to 78. Micah Hyde was also listed on honorable mention by Prisco.

_#10 Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills QB _

In his third season, he blossomed into an MVP candidate. His ability to move and make plays made him a tough quarterback to defend. The biggest growth, though, came from the pocket.

_#12 Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills WR _

He led the NFL in catches with 127 and yards with 1,535 in his first season with the Bills. He helped make Allen an MVP candidate last season.

#78 Tre'Davious White – Buffalo Bills CB

He started slowly last season after signing a big contact, but he rounded into form quickly. He is capable of playing in zone and can also match up with some of the best receivers if asked to do so.

2. Bleacher Report predicts this rookie will be the gem of the Bills draft class

It's been one month since the end of the NFL Draft, and the rookies around the league have been hard at work getting adjusted to life in the NFL. Bleacher Report writer Kristopher Knox predicted which rookie would be the gem in each team's draft class and for the Bills, it was second-round pick, Boogie Basham.

Buffalo Bills: [Boogie] Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest

The Buffalo Bills addressed their pass rush in the first round by grabbing Miami's Gregory Rousseau. However, second-round pick Carlos Basham Jr. could be even more impactful in Year 1.

Rousseau opted out of the 2020 season and may require time to get back up to playing speed. Basham at least appeared in seven games last year, where he amassed five sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss and 28 total tackles.

While Basham didn't produce the gaudy numbers Rousseau did in his lone prolific season—Rousseau had 15.5 sacks in 2019—he did produce 16 sacks over the last two seasons and has the refined technique needed to contribute early. While Rousseau is the headliner of Buffalo's draft class, don't be surprised if Basham is a pleasant surprise as the other pass-rusher taken early in 2021.

3. Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer both crack the top 15 in PFF's safety rankings

Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer have been an integral part of this Bills defense since they came to Buffalo in 2017. They both have played over 60 games in four seasons with Hyde having 11 takeaways and Poyer having 19 takeaways. Pro Football Focus NFL analyst Sam Monson came out with his safety rankings for this upcoming season and the Bills are the only team with two safeties in the top 25.


The Buffalo Bills have an incredibly reliable pair of safeties, and the first on the list is Micah Hyde, who now has four straight seasons with an overall PFF grade of at least 70.0 — and three of the four are significantly better than 70.0. Hyde is often put in a good position by the defensive scheme in Buffalo, but he responds by making the plays he is given the opportunity to make.


Just behind his teammate is Poyer, a similarly versatile safety who allows the Bills to run any kind of coverage shell they want to. Poyer allowed just 8.7 yards per reception from 55 targets last season. He also forced two fumbles, making five in total over the last two seasons.

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