There were plenty of skeptics about Josh Allen’s professional potential when the bills were billed for his seventh overall pick in 2018. But skeptics are pretty quiet these days. The Bills helped him utilize his physical talents and become one of the best playmakers in the league.
Allen and the Bills in the first round, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, were selected to the Pro Bowl (Edmunds took the honors twice). General Manager Brandon Bean was smart to snatch Edmunds mid-round, and traded in a deal with the Ravens for his pick. He has published more than 100 treatments each year that have been in the league.
Defensive intervention Harrison Phillips is a strong player despite starting only 11 games in his four seasons with the Buffalo before signing for the Vikings this season. The team also found good value in cornerback Taron Johnson (35 starting career in the Bills) and goalkeeper White Teller (who became a staple of Cleveland’s O-line after being traded after his rookie year) on day three, as well as a valuable special – pilot in Seranneal. Receiver/returnee Ray McCloud has carved out a niche of his own since leaving the team after the junior season as well.
Allen is the star of this group, but as usual was found among contributors throughout the draft.