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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Catching up on the Bills' draft picks

If you were busy over the weekend, [BN] Blitz has all the information you need to catch up on the newest members of the Buffalo Bills now that the 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone.

Headlining Buffalo’s eight draft picks were Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, but the Bills also added a group of other offensive and defensive players to fill the team’s roster. And after the draft concluded, Buffalo continued to sign undrafted free agents.

Grading the Bills’ draft: ESPN draft guru awarded Buffalo a grade of ‘A,’ using the word “upside” no less than five times. Others were more measured in their evaluation of the Bills.

All about the quarterbacks: In the AFC East, the two biggest moves were at the game’s most important position, with the Bills’ selection of Allen and the Jets’ choice of Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold.

No crystal balls: The Buffalo News’ Bucky Gleason writes that Josh Allen has a chance to make Bills fans forget about whether the team should have instead chosen UCLA’s Josh Rosen, who ended up in Arizona. Or, he could remind them of EJ Manuel.


Where they ended up: The Bills hosted at least 25 players before the draft but obviously could not select all of them. Here’s where they all landed.

Looking ahead: It’s never too early to note that the Bills have nine picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, including two fourth-rounders and two seventh-rounders.

Speaking of next year: Proceed at your own risk if you’d already like to see 2019 mock drafts. Yes, for better or for worse, 2019 mock drafts already exist. And two of them have the Bills picking first overall. (Reminder: That's bad.)


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