Where do the Bills need help?
2019 was a pleasant surprise for the Buffalo Bills. They rebounded from a dismal 6-10 record in the previous season to finish 10-6 and capture an AFC Wildcard slot.
A strong defense that held the opposition to 298.2 yards (third-best in the NFL) and a downright stingy second-fewest 16.2 points per game led the way for the Buffalo Bills. Although they could have done a better job rushing the passer. Buffalo sacked QB’s 44 times (12th). No Bills player had double-digit sacks in 2019.
With the top two sack men, Lawson and Phillips gone drafting an edge rusher would be a good idea. Additionally, even though the Bills signed cornerback Josh Norman, this would be a good time to start grooming another corner for 2021 and beyond.
In 2019, Buffalo did a fantastic job in the rushing game, They put up 128.4 yards per game, good for eighth in the NFL. 2019 third-round pick Devin Singletary surprised everyone while sharing the running back job with Hall-of-Famer in waiting, Frank Gore. The rookie picked up 5.1 yards-per-carry totaling 775 yards.
Gore remains unsigned, so until he puts his name on the contract there is an open job. Even if/when the 15-year pro re-signs, as much as he seems to be like the Energizer Bunny, he can’t go on forever.
Quarterback Josh Allen took his game up a notch during his sophomore season. He improved in every passing stat. Part of that had to do with the arrival of wideouts John Brown and Cole Beasley. Now with Diggs added to the mix, these guys are lethal. A little depth couldn’t hurt though, especially along the line.
Even without a high pick, Beane can make big significant improvements to an already good team.