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Bills who earned postseason awards and honors in the 2021 NFL season


Jordan Poyer:

All-NFL Team

First-team All-Pro

Poyer has been an eraser in the secondary. When teams have been brave enough to throw in his direction, the result has been a downright depressing passer rating of 3.6. He has five picks and nine passes defensed while allowing 3.1 yards per target and continuing to contribute as a run defender. The Bills rank second in the league in defensive DVOA, and with cornerback Tre'Davious White out for the season, Poyer's partnership with Micah Hyde has kept the team afloat on that side of the ball.

- Bill Barnwell, ESPN

Micah Hyde:

Second-team All-Pro

PFF Top 101 Players


2021 Snaps: 1,146 | 2021 PFF Grade: 83.8

Buffalo fielded arguably the league's best defense this season but overachieved relative to the sum of individual performances of the players. One of the members of the unit who did play up to that No. 1 ranking was safety Micah Hyde, who continued his impressive run of play. Hyde recorded six picks and three pass breakups — including the playoffs — as well as 19 defensive stops and even nine total pressures on the blitz.

PFF 101 Rank, 2020: unranked

- Sam Monson, Pro Football Focus

Josh Allen:

PFF Top 101 Players


2021 Snaps: 1,219 | 2021 PFF Grade: 91.7

If Allen regressed in 2021, it was very small, as the Bills quarterback was still a phenomenal quarterback. Allen was at his best in the postseason, and his rushing ability sets him apart from other passers. Allen led the league in yards per attempt (6.3) — 3.4 of which came after contact. No quarterback in the league has the full breadth of Allen's skill set, and he has now played to the level of those tools in two consecutive seasons.

PFF 101 Rank, 2020: 13

- Sam Monson, Pro Football Focus

Stefon Diggs:

2022 Pro Bowl Selection

PFF Top 101 Players


2021 Snaps: 1,016 | 2021 PFF Grade: 82.3

Diggs' production declined in his second season in Buffalo, as he averaged 1.9 yards per route run compared to 2.5 the season before. He saw four fewer targets over the regular season but had 24 fewer catches and was significantly down on yards. He did score two more touchdowns and remains an all-around excellent receiver. Diggs can win in a variety of ways and is a vital part of the Bills' offense.

PFF 101 Rank, 2020: 16

- Sam Monson, Pro Football Focus

First team All-Fits

Dion Dawkins:

2022 Pro Bowl Selection

PFF Top 101 Players


2021 Snaps: 1,156 | 2021 PFF Grade: 83.5

There were a couple of ugly games in his season, but Dawkins had an excellent year overall for the Bills, playing more than 1,000 snaps in the regular season for the fourth straight year. He allowed 28 pressures from almost 800 pass-blocking snaps when including the playoffs and posted the best pass-blocking grade (82.8) of his career.

PFF 101 Rank, 2020: 83

- Sam Monson, Pro Football Focus

Matt Milano:

Second-team All-Pro

… Milano is a stalwart on what might be the league's best defense in Buffalo.

- Bill Barnwell, ESPN

Gabriel Davis:

Buffalo's unsung hero for 2021

I'll make an important note here: I chose Davis before he exploded for four touchdowns in the Divisional Round. Davis' record-setting performance in that game wasn't shocking to anyone who's consistently watched these Bills. The second-year wideout posted nearly identical stats in 2020 and 2021 on a stacked receiving corps that also included Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley, among others. There's an easy explanation for his production: Davis might be the perfect complement to big-armed quarterback Josh Allen. Including the playoffs, Davis caught 10 touchdown passes of 10-plus air yards this season, finishing second only to Cincinnati's big-play star Ja'Marr Chase. Buffalo's weaponry comprises of much more than just Diggs, and folks are going to get used to hearing Davis' name.

- Nick Shook,

Greg Rousseau:

Highest Rated Rookie Edge Rusher – 70.2

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