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This year’s (2022) draft may turn out to be shockingly good


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Cook looks like he has the opportunity to strongly contribute

Shakir will make the roster and might be the steal of the draft

Benford is supposedly outplaying a first round pick and if Shakir wasn’t the steal of the draft maybe he is

Araiza may live up to his nickname

Spector may be playing himself on to the roster

 

Ok its only preseason but man if Elam comes around as expected the draft may look to be huge a couple of years down the road.

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Beane & Co appear to know what they are up to.

 

Go Bills!!!

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Yeah but Tenuda looked pretty awful at times, so you have to admit Beane really ***** the bed on that one, proving once again he sucks at evaluating OL talent.

 

/sarcasm

 

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1 hour ago, BuffaloBill said:

Cook looks like he has the opportunity to strongly contribute

Shakir will make the roster and might be the steal of the draft

Benford is supposedly outplaying a first round pick and if Shakir wasn’t the steal of the draft maybe he is

Araiza may live up to his nickname

Spector may be playing himself on to the roster

 

Ok its only preseason but man if Elam comes around as expected the draft may look to be huge a couple of years down the road.

Legitimately said every year about every class on this board.

 

 

 

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One thing about this draft class, compared to last years…

 

Last year our impact picks were two EDGE and a very raw, elite traits Tackle prospect. 
 

Followed by another raw, traits Tackle prospect. 
 

Two late round picks got scooped off the PS.  Hamlin buried on the depth chart but people are high on him. 
 

Lots of development in the positions drafted last year.  EDGE and Tackle typically aren’t just plug, play and look amazing, unless you draft Top 10 guys. 
 

This year we drafted positions that can plug, play and make an impact … CB, RB, LB, WR with a Punter.  

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1 hour ago, BuffaloBill said:

Cook looks like he has the opportunity to strongly contribute

Shakir will make the roster and might be the steal of the draft

Benford is supposedly outplaying a first round pick and if Shakir wasn’t the steal of the draft maybe he is

Araiza may live up to his nickname

Spector may be playing himself on to the roster

 

Ok its only preseason but man if Elam comes around as expected the draft may look to be huge a couple of years down the road.


they all feel that way early - you picked the guys cause they are extraordinary specimens. 

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20 minutes ago, FireChans said:

Legitimately said every year about every class on this board.

 

 

 

 

 

Understood but the Bills are about to be hit with the high dollars of JA’s contract and a number of other vets who will look to get paid / extended.  Roster turnover and replenishment through the draft is even more critical as a result of this.

 

Oliver, Emunds, Poyer and Knox either are or will be looking to get paid (now or) after this season.  The Bills will struggle to retain all of its core players.   

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4 minutes ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

Understood but the Bills are about to be hit with the high dollars of JA’s contract and a number of other vets who will look to get paid / extended.  Roster turnover and replenishment through the draft is even more critical as a result of this.

 

Oliver, Emunds, Poyer and Knox either are or will be looking to get paid (now or) after this season.  The Bills will struggle to retain all of its core players.   

We need to rob Peter to pay Paul 

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5 minutes ago, RoscoeParrish said:


But in all honesty, I think Da’Rick Rogers has the chance to be something special. 

Imo, Dezmin Lewis and Brandon Reilly look like the best garbagemen on the field. 

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17 minutes ago, RoscoeParrish said:


But in all honesty, I think Da’Rick Rogers has the chance to be something special. 

 

 

There is no way that you can deny that the guy had physical talent.  The Bills front office has done a good job of assessing talent.  They have picked well outside of RB, O-line and d-line picks (maybe) as the jury is still out on several.  They also do a very good job picking players with a “want to” attitude and physical talent.

 

I did not say in my OP that all of the picks were locks.  I simply said the early view is that several will make the roster and contribute.

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36 minutes ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

Understood but the Bills are about to be hit with the high dollars of JA’s contract and a number of other vets who will look to get paid / extended.  Roster turnover and replenishment through the draft is even more critical as a result of this.

 

Oliver, Emunds, Poyer and Knox either are or will be looking to get paid (now or) after this season.  The Bills will struggle to retain all of its core players.   

 

3 minutes ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

There is no way that you can deny that the guy had physical talent.  The Bills front office has done a good job of assessing talent.  They have picked well outside of RB, O-line and d-line picks (maybe) as the jury is still out on several.  They also do a very good job picking players with a “want to” attitude and physical talent.

 

I did not say in my OP that all of the picks were locks.  I simply said the early view is that several will make the roster and contribute.

This is just the NFL economy. OF COURSE several will make the roster.  OF COURSE a decent amount of them are playing late in the first preseason game. OF COURSE some of them will push some other bubble players off the roster.

 

Every year we have 5-6 rookies make the team and have this exact post.

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2 hours ago, Don Otreply said:

Beane & Co appear to know what they are up to.

 

Go Bills!!!

I am sorry but I thought as a group we came to the conclusion that, since all of Beane’s picks aren’t all-pros (unlike other teams that only draft all-pros),  Dane is a terrible GM. I am confused by this new narrative.

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1 hour ago, FireChans said:

Legitimately said every year about every class on this board.

 

 

 

 

Weird that the draft assessment you posted above doesn't include Greg Rousseau or Boogie Basham.

 

For a point of comparison the 2016 draft was the last one not done by this regime:

 

1st Round Shaq Lawson

2nd Round Reggie Ragland

3rd Round Adolphus Washington

4th Round Cardale Jones

5th Round Jonathan Williams

6th Round Colby Listenbee

6th Round Kevon Seymour

 

Do you have an opinion about how this team has drafted under the new regime?

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1 hour ago, BuffaloBill said:

 

 

Understood but the Bills are about to be hit with the high dollars of JA’s contract and a number of other vets who will look to get paid / extended.  Roster turnover and replenishment through the draft is even more critical as a result of this.

 

Oliver, Emunds, Poyer and Knox either are or will be looking to get paid (now or) after this season.  The Bills will struggle to retain all of its core players.   

Oliver and Knox get extended.

 

Poyer moves on

 

Edmunds need to splash to earn what he will want, or he takes less, or he is gone

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