NFL Draft Grade – Buffalo Bills: A
Another team that made a selection to perhaps counter a move made by the Dolphins is the Bills.
There is hard to find anything to gripe about for Buffalo and their draft haul. For a team that didn’t have a whole lot of holes to fill, most of their picks came as depth additions to an already stellar roster.
Buffalo has long needed some reliable speed at the cornerback position, and they got it in the first round by selecting Kaiir Elam with the 23rd overall pick. Elam is tall and physical, and will be a needed presence after the departure of Levi Wallace. The Bills will need all the pass coverage help that they can get with the new additions to the receiving corps in the AFC East, and they did a fine job addressing that issue.
They were able to scoop up one of the most talented running backs in the class when they drafted James Cook out of Georgia, and added speedy wide receiver Khalil Shakir to add to their already deep receiving room.
But perhaps the most interesting pick in the entire draft process was when the Bills selected “The Punt God, Matt Araiza from San Diego State. There were two punters taken ahead of the long ball phenom, but he could be a useful weapon on a team already full of them.