1. Which NFL teams have the best chance to become dynasties next decade?
There are an awful lot of people hopping on the Bills bandwagon this offseason, but one NFL analyst has been along for the ride for over a year. Sirius XM Mad Dog Sports Radio host and NFL.com contributor Adam Schein has long been a proponent of what the Bills have been building in Buffalo the last three years. That's why he's picked Buffalo as one of nine NFL clubs with the potential to become a dynastic team.
Here is an excerpt from Schein's take on the Bills.
The Bills' current culture of winning and accountability is excellent. And McDermott's stamp is all over this great defense.
I think Josh Allen, who showed immense improvement last season, will continue to get better in Year 3. I'm confident that this fine athlete with an absolute cannon for an arm will become great and lead this proud franchise for a long period of time. General manager Brandon Beane has appropriately surrounded Allen with plenty of talent, adding a true No. 1 receiver via trade (Stefon Diggs) and another multi-talented running back in the third round (Zack Moss, who follows in Devin Singletary's footsteps).
Buffalo has the roster to not only take over the Brady-less AFC East, but also to routinely compete for titles.
The other AFC clubs that made this list and figure to be the primary competition for Buffalo going forward were Baltimore, Kansas City, L.A. Chargers and Tennessee.
2. NBCSports.com says Bills got it right in 2018 draft
NBCSports.com put together a 2018 NFL re-draft in which they make the picks for each team based on two seasons of evidence from those players on the field. Not surprisingly, they had the Cleveland Browns taking the NFL 2019 MVP, QB Lamar Jackson, with the first pick.
And there were a number of other changes, but as far as the Bills were concerned, NBCSports.com thought Buffalo got it right with both of their first-round picks (see below).
7. Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen
Original Pick: Allen (no change)
Notes: Josh Allen has gotten better each year for the Bills, as Buffalo enters the 2020 season as the AFC East favorites. The Bills don't change a thing when Allen is still on the board at No. 7 in this redraft.
16. Buffalo Bills: Tremaine Edmunds
School: Virginia Tech
Original Pick: Edmunds (no change)
Notes: Even with Roquan Smith still on the board, the Bills stick with their original pick and take the athletic linebacker from Virginia Tech. Edmunds has been an anchor for Buffalo's defense since he arrived and earned Pro Bowl honors in 2019. The Bills struck gold with their selection here and don't change a thing in the redraft.
The only other teams in the 2018 re-draft who did not see a pick changed were the Giants at pick 2 (RB Saquon Barkley), the Cleveland Browns at pick 4 (CB Denzel Ward), Green Bay at 18 (CB Jaire Alexander), Detroit at 20 (C Frank Ragnow) and New England at 31 (RB Sony Michel).
3. USA Today has high expectations for Zack Moss
USA Today recently put together a list of 20 NFL rookies who they predict will have an instant impact in their first professional season this fall. Not surprisingly, Buffalo third-round pick Zack Moss was on their list.
With Moss expected to compete for a complementary role alongside second-year back Devin Singletary, the expectations of USA Today for Moss are lofty.
Buffalo Bills RB Zack Moss (third round, 86th overall): This offense could use a tone setter following the departure of Frank Gore, who led Buffalo with 166 carries in 2019. Moss could certainly step into that breach and provide a physical presence – and perhaps significantly improve on Gore's 3.6 yards per carry last year – while ceding passing downs to second-year RB Devin Singletary. Definitely potential for a very nifty and highly complementary set of runners.
Of the 20 rookies selected by USA Today to provide instant impact for their clubs, only four, including Moss, were running backs. The other three were Detroit's De'Andre Swift, LA Rams' Cam Akers and Tampa Bay's Ke'Shawn Vaughn.