Pre-Draft Needs: Buffalo Bills
Andra Davis (AP)
Andra Davis (AP)
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2010


The Bills have numerous needs to fill from both sides of the ball as we get closer to draft day.

Players Added

Chad Jackson/WR - The former second-round pick of the New England Patriots will get yet another chance to stick with a team. Buffalo is in dire need of help at receiver, so Jackson actually has a decent shot of making their final roster coming out of the preseason.

Cornell Green/OL - As of now, the journeyman offensive lineman appears to be their starting right tackle.

Dwan Edwards/DL - He'll fit right in with Buffalo's new 3-4 defensive scheme.

Andra Davis/LB - Davis will start right next to Paul Posluszny.


Players Lost

Gibran Hamdan/QB - He wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent.

Terrell Owens/WR - Owens may still commands double teams, but some believe he's no longer an elite talent.

Josh Reed/WR - He fits in as a slot receiver.

Justin Jenkins/WR - He was one of Buffalo's top special teams players for the past few seasons.

Seth McKinney/G - He's capable of playing guard or center primarily in a backup role.

Richie Incognito/G - It appears that he'll be able to compete for a starting job with the Miami Dolphins.

Kendall Simmons/G - At this point in his career, Simmons appears to be a backup. He received some interest from the Arizona Cardinals recently.

Jonathan Scott/OT - He'll be a backup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ryan Denney/DE - He probably doesn't fit in with a 3-4 scheme.

Chris Draft/LB - The smart veteran linebacker can play all three linebacker positions.

Todd Johnson/S - The journeyman safety has extensive experience playing in the Cover-2.


Pre-Draft Team Needs

Outside Linebacker - With the move to the 3-4, this need is in need of pass rushers who fit this scheme.

Left Tackle - While Demetrius Bell has some upside, he doesn't appear to be the answer at this position.

Wide Receiver - With Owens out of the picture, they need to need a younger receiver with size to play opposite Lee Evans. James Hardy doesn't run nearly as well as is needed.

Quarterback - This team simply needs to decide who will be the future at this position. But that future is now, not down the road.


Other Issues to Address

Guard Depth

Right Tackle Depth

Left Tackle Depth

Defensive End Depth

Center Depth



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