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Buffalo Bills draft grade

Buffalo Bills draft grade:

2017 draft picks:

Round 1(27th overall) – Tre’Davious White – Cornerback – LSU

Round 2(37th overall) – Zay Jones – Wide Receiver – East Carolina

Round 2(63rd overall) – Dion Dawkins – Right Tackle – Temple

Round 5(163rd overall) – Matt Milano – Linebacker – Boston College

Round 5(171st overall) – Nathan Peterman – Quarterback – Pittsburgh

Round 6(195th overall) – Tanner Vallejo – Linebacker – Boise State

Analysis:

The Buffalo Bills did a good job early on of filling some needs starting with the selection of cornerback Tre’Davious White in the 1st round. White is a physical cornerback that the Bills are hoping can make an immediate impact in 2017. He might not be as good as Stephon Gilmore who left the Bills in free agency, but White at least gives the Bills a proven starting cornerback. Buffalo also lost number 2 receiver Robert Woods in free agency and they replaced him in the draft by selecting East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones. He isn’t a very fast receiver, but he does catch the ball very effectively and he is the possession receiver that the Bills desperately needed. The Bills also had a huge hole at right tackle which they addressed in the 2nd round by drafting Dion Dawkins out of Temple. Dawkins has the versatility to play either inside or outside, but he will likely start right away at right tackle for Buffalo since they don’t have any better options at that position. I was really shocked that the Bills took a quarterback in the 5th round as they selected Nathan Peterman out of Boston College. The Bills already have two young quarterbacks on their roster with Tyrod Taylor and Cardale Jones, so I’m not quite sure why they would want to draft a 3rd-string quarterback. Peterman has some potential to be a good NFL backup quarterback, but he is likely just a develepmental project for the Bills. Overall, the Bills filled some big needs on their roster, although I would have liked to have seen them add some more depth to their team.

Grade: B

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