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[BN] Blitz newsletter: With starters set at LB, Bills could look for depth in the draft

There won't be another Josh Allen coming to town. This year's Josh Allen has a chance to be the best player in the draft and is almost a lock to be taken in the first five picks.

The outside linebacker/edge rusher leads a top-heavy linebacker group in this year's draft class. After Allen gets taken, there's a decent chance it's going to be a long wait before another outside linebacker gets selected.

That's a good thing for the Bills, whose 4-3 base defense has its starters pretty set in Lorenzo Alexander, Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano. This next season will be Alexander's last, so Brandon Beane and co. might be out to find his replacement, a player who can both rush the passer and play the run. And since it's not a top priority, it's a good thing there's some depth options at OLB available in the draft.

Our latest position-by-position draft preview looks at the outside linebackers. Might the Bills take advantage of Jachai Polite's free fall from the first round to Day 2 or 3?

Want an elite cornerback? This isn't the year: The cornerback class in this year's draft isn't as loaded with first-round talent as some previous years, but it has some depth. We give it a B- but it might be good news for the Bills, Vic Carucci says. They already have competition at the CB2 spot and a little more never hurts.

In case you missed it: Jay Skurski's latest mock draft, the penultimate News mock of 2019, has the Bills trading down and still getting a guy they covet.

Jay Skurski's Mock Draft 3.0: Run on quarterbacks benefits Bills


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