BUFFALO BILLS POST-DRAFT BREAKDOWN
The Bills were positioned well to attack the 2021 draft without a glaring need to fill. Prior to the draft, general manager Brandon Beane assembled a deep, talented, and balanced roster which enabled him to let the board fall to him. Because of that, the Bills were able to focus on investing their draft capital on intriguing developmental options with elite physical traits at premium positions and that’s exactly what Buffalo accomplished.
It can be argued that the Bills could have been more aggressive to attack the Super Bowl window that is clearly open in 2021, but Beane prefers to keep that window open for as long as possible with the infusion of talented but raw prospects he added in the Draft. Unless it’s a quarterback, NFL teams are rarely ever “one player away” and it’s even less often a rookie. While there may not be many contributions in 2021 from this haul, that was the perception of many after Buffalo’s 2020 draft and it turned out to be anything but the truth.
Let’s take a look back at the Bills’ 2021 NFL Draft class:
Round 1: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami