Buffalo Bills Team Grade

Offense

Quarterback: C- 

Josh Allen should be the guy for the Bills from the get-go. The rookie has an elite arm and should find some success as the season goes on, but it’s hard to see him leading the Bills anywhere close to the playoffs this year. AJ McCarron is a quality backup, but that’s about it. This is one of the worst QB rooms in the league. Let Allen loose and see if he can develop into the franchise guy the Bills desperately needs.

Running Back: B

Off the field issues aside, LeSean McCoy has been one of the league’s most consistent running backs for years. He is 30 years old now, but I expect Shady to still put up his typical running and receiving numbers. The addition of Chris Ivory will provide the thunder to McCoy’s lightning. The Bills will clearly lean on these two to move the sticks this season. Fullback Patrick DiMarco is one of the best at his position and should provide a boost to the ground game as well.

Wide Receiver: C+

Coming into his first full season with the team, Kelvin Benjamin should settle into the role as the primary receiving target for Josh Allen and the Bills. He has massive potential, the question is can he bring consistency week in and week out. Complementing Benjamin on the outside is Corey Coleman, who was acquired during the offseason for a 7th round pick. Coleman has yet to match his Biletnikoff level of play he showed at Baylor University. The Bills are counting on improved quarterback play to elevate Coleman to star status. Last year’s 2nd round pick Zay Jones will also look to recapture the success he found in college. Jones currently holds the NCAA record for career receptions (399) and single-season receptions (158). He showed flashes his rookie year, but he will need to step up his game if he wants to crack the Bills rotation. Overall this group has a lot of talent but their success will largely depend on the play of Josh Allen.

Tight End:

Charles Clay is quietly becoming one of the most complete Tight Ends in the NFL. He was a leaned on heavily last season due to the play action offense Tyrod Taylor operated. With Josh Allen now

 

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