1. Yahoo Sports likes this free agent fit for Buffalo
NFL free agency is getting closer and closer to starting. Yahoo examined 20 of the most notable free agents on the market and paired them with their most logical landing spots. For Buffalo, it's a reunion with a player who was commonly linked as a trade candidate during the beginning of the 2019 season.
Lauded far more by advanced metrics than traditional counting stats, Jadeveon Clowney is going to find a big payday this March. Despite injuries and a low sack total, Clowney made his presence felt in big moments for Seattle. Pete Carroll and co. may well go hard to retain him but if he gets to the open market, someone will wave off the negatives with Clowney and fork over the cash.
Logical fit: Buffalo Bills
After making it to the playoffs in Josh Allen's second season, the typically conservative Bills now have all the incentive in the world to get aggressive this offseason and try to make it over the hump. Buffalo has the makings of a fine platoon in their edge defender ranks but Clowney would immediately give them a cornerstone presence. With the third-most cap space in the NFL and with Allen on a rookie deal, they have the money to burn.
2. PFF's best prospect fit for Buffalo
After the NFL Combine, Pro Football Focus put together a prospect fit for each NFL team based on players who fill a need and fit into what the team likes to do. PFF's pick for Buffalo is Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins.
The ridiculousness of this wide receiver class keeps Higgins' name from being mentioned at the top, but that just means one of the wide receiver-needy teams in the back half of the first round is going to land a good one. Higgins is coming off two consecutive seasons with receiving grades of 88.0 or higher, and he has a combination of size, speed, catch radius and hands that suggest he can contribute early at the NFL level.
Higgins would bring a different look to the wide receiver group after converting 23 of 43 contested target opportunities over the past two seasons at Clemson.
Add in his quickness at the line of scrimmage and good speed for his size and it's hard to imagine the Bills being disappointed with Higgins at pick 22.
3. NFL.com tabs Buffalo's three biggest free agency needs
March 18 is the day NFL free agency opens. NFL.com identified the three biggest needs every team in the NFL has to address.
Buffalo Bills: Edge rusher, offensive line, wide receiver
Projected cap space: $82.3 million
The Bills are the rare playoff team with a lot of money to spend. A good chunk of it should go to obtaining reinforcements on offense. The O-line needs attention, as veteran guard Quinton Spain could be moving on .... Upgrading the receiving corps should be a priority, as well, although a go-to target for Josh Allen is more likely to be available in the draft. There obviously aren't too many weaknesses on this Bills defense, yet there is a glaring need: pass rusher. Shaq Lawson will test the market after his fifth-year option wasn't exercised ... Buffalo, … , has the means to swing big this offseason.