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Rookie class gets B from NFL.com; McDermott says Bills 'keep building with our type of guys'

NFL.com is doing a breakdown of each team's rookie class by division.

The site gave the Bills an overall grade of B for a group that includes Tre'Davious White, Zay Jones, Dion Dawkins, Matt Milano, Nathan Peterman and Tanner Vellajo. Here is the breakdown:

"Buffalo found a pair of immediate contributors in White and Jones, with the former playing so well that he built a strong case for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Jones showed flashes of potential while popping in and out of Buffalo's offense. Dawkins found himself in the starting lineup for much of the season, making that second-round pick worthwhile. Milano was a surprise impact player, starting at Will linebacker with solid play. Peterman was a disaster in his first start, which felt forced in the midst of a playoff season. He seems to be in line to start whenever Buffalo finally cuts ties with Tyrod Taylor (whether it's warranted is another discussion), but he doesn't excite many folks. GRADE: B"

The News' Jay Skurski examined each rookie at the end of the season and noted that Sean McDermott was "very happy" with the production the team received and how they provided a significant building block for the future:

“That’s why you do the research you do,” McDermott said. “Our scouts are out there now busting their tail trying to find the next group to add to this group. We just keep adding. We keep building with our type of guys – guys that have our type of DNA, as you’ve heard me say before. This is the foundation we’re building towards what we want to become and where we’re going.

"I’m very happy with the draft class this year in terms of their contributions and the way they’ve attacked this season."

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