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2 hours ago, Maxmw22 said:

I was looking at some potential cap casualties for next year. I know a lot of us think we are overpaying Star, and we are, but financially, according to spotrac, cutting him would cost us more than keeping him.

 

I think Milano walks, and as much as I want to keep him, as often as we play with only 2 LBs, keeping Klein as the #2 makes sense. He is not as good as Milano in coverage, but Klein has improved and I think the price difference (and if we want to extend Edmunds) I can't see us investing so much in 2 LBs when only 2 see the field so much.

 

I think John Brown could be a potential cut next year too. Diggs, Beasley, and Davis have been a pretty solid trio, and John Brown is due $9.8 mil and we would save $8.6 mil by releasing him before his roster bonus is due. I hate to say it, but if we think Hodgins can fill the #4 role. Brown could be gone.

 

After all that is out of the way, I think CB is the way to go. I would Love Kyle Pitts too, but I think we would have to move into the top 15 to nab him. I would like a veteran TE to be honest to balance with Knox, kind of how the Bears are using Kmet and Graham.

 

I am definitely for pass rusher, but I think we would need an impact one. We have a lot of OK to slightly above average pass rushers on this team, and if Hughes retires, he might force our hand.

 

Personally I would want to sign a premier pass rusher if we can afford it. Draft a CB rd 1, Draft a LB rd 2, then we can attack the OL and maybe a TE (if we don't get a vet)

Pitts will be a distant memory by the time we pick, without question. I could totally see Brown being gone after this year; agreed. Davis will be the #2, with Hodgins as the likely #4. Star stays with us next year, and we'll know he's at least healthy. I still think we franchise Milano. 

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7 hours ago, BillsGuy82 said:

TE Kyle Pitts is a guy I think would be a great get. A TE like him would be lethal plugged into this offense

CBs Jaycee Horn and Tyson Campbell are a couple names to watch 

If were letting Milano walk, we could go LB early. Dylan Mozes did everything good before ACL injury. He is projected as a late 1 to early 2nd.

 

Zero chance of Pitts falling to us. Horn will probably be gone, but Campbell could certainly be there. Moses is a good player, but he plays the same position as Edmunds.

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I think the selection right now is between CB, OG, and TE. Im leaning towards grabbing a OG and hopefully helping our run game just a bit. In round 2 id add another CB.  And in round 3 hopefully a RT to backup Williams. 

TE im leaning towards signing a Johnu Smith or a Gerald Everett

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5 minutes ago, Kmart128 said:

TE im leaning towards signing a Johnu Smith or a Gerald Everett

I think this off-season the limited money will be spent on retaining our own guys. 

I also think Knox, despite his fumble vs. Pittsburgh is playing really well lately and though I do see us bringing in competition, I don't think it'll be a high draft pick or high priced FA.

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3 minutes ago, Trentwannabe said:

I think this off-season the limited money will be spent on retaining our own guys. 

I also think Knox, despite his fumble vs. Pittsburgh is playing really well lately and though I do see us bringing in competition, I don't think it'll be a high draft pick or high priced FA.

Thats why im thinking Everett may be the more likely of the two. Higbee is the better of the two Rams TE so Everett can be a very talented TE that we can get relatively cheap

Smith is probably out of our spending range but with Corey Davis also a free agent you never know what Tennessee will end up doing.

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2 minutes ago, Kmart128 said:

Thats why im thinking Everett may be the more likely of the two. Higbee is the better of the two Rams TE so Everett can be a very talented TE that we can get relatively cheap

Smith is probably out of our spending range but with Corey Davis also a free agent you never know what Tennessee will end up doing.

I could definitely see Everett fitting onto that second tier of free agents we target. 

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3 minutes ago, Trentwannabe said:

I could definitely see Everett fitting onto that second tier of free agents we target. 

Another intering name could be Mo Alie Cox...

Could see him having a breakout Logan Thomas type year. Letting Thomas go may have been the worste move Beane has made as a GM

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6 hours ago, Suffering_Bills said:

Wyatt Teller?

Well we ended up drafting Tyler Bass and Jake Fromm from the trade. Its to early to tell due to Jake Fromm becoming a emergency QB. But if he could eventually take Barkleys position and be a backup here and Tyler Bass continues to impress then id say the trade worked out pretty good.

We got nothing for Thomas.

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4 hours ago, Kmart128 said:

Well we ended up drafting Tyler Bass and Jake Fromm from the trade. Its to early to tell due to Jake Fromm becoming a emergency QB. But if he could eventually take Barkleys position and be a backup here and Tyler Bass continues to impress then id say the trade worked out pretty good.

We got nothing for Thomas.

Good points. Didn't know. Heck, if Bass is a stud kicker for the next 15 years for us, we won that.

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I liked Teller when he was here but he underwhelmed in camp and the Bills had just signed Feliciano, Spain and drafted Ford. He was buried on the depth chart.

I also think being under the tutelage of the beat OL coach in the league has helped him as much as anything 

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It comes down to who we re-sign, If Feliciano and Daryl Williams are re-signed I do not see us having a big need for oline. We can let winters and TY walk in FA, Ike I believe will still be around and Ford is too. So we will just need to grab some backups. If neither Felicano and Williams are re-signed then we definitely need to have oline as top need. We need to protect the most valuable asset on the team in Allen. 

While Cornerback is a long term need I do not necessarily think that it is a must. We have Tre, Dane, Taron still, Levi is a RFA, and we get Ej Gaines back from COVID as he agreed to a 1 year deal in which the bills can keep at the same price or they can let him walk. A year off for him to be fully healed and ready to go could be a break out year for him. Dane Jackson showed well in his 2 games that he played in and is promising for next year. I think between him, Levi and Ej they can have the depth and #2 locked up. Another mid round pick for possibly slot or #2 can be given but not a top need for 1st rd imo. We do need to look for future depth though so an early rd pick like 2/3rd could be an option for instant competition and depth.

Pass rusher is the 2nd largest need or top need if oline resign. Jerry will be 33 and while he does get to the qb at times he is also missing a lot. We need a consistent young edge rusher, ideally paying a guy like Yannick would be great but with the expected cap to be around 175-185 the bills are strapped for cap especially with resigning guys and future contracts like Edmunds Allen and Hyde. Addison while he is okay he is not worth the money, so cutting him can clear some cap for 2021. 

LB is my #3 need or #2 if oline is resigned. I do not see us keeping Milano based on his price tag and his injury history as good as he is it may be in the best interest to move on and find someone to replace him long term. Klein will suffice for 2021 but outside of that they need a guy who has the ability to be the next Milano. Paying both him and Edmunds isnt going to be easy and they ceiling on top of the more important position you have to go Edmunds over milano.

TE is my #3 need with oline resigned. Outside of Knox inconsistencies we have no other long term TE. Sweeney and Gilliam are both raw and suspect we need someone who can make an immediate impact. I do not see UF TE Pitts being there in the 1st rd that late but if he is they need to jump on him right away as I can see him being the guy we have been hoping Knox could be.

Areas I believe we will need to look at that are not necessarily 1st rd picks

DT while we have had seem some nice play from DTs we are still getting worked on the rushing attack giving up a ton of yards. With Star coming back I can see guys like Butler and possibly Jefferson being let go for cap space purposes. Phillips has also been a let down compared to the previous year before going down with an injury. So all we really have long term is Ed Oliver, Ej Epenesa at Pass Rusher passed 2021.

WR/RB would be an idea, John Brown will be 33 and a FA after 2021 season and Beasley will be 32 on his last year so long term they will need a speedster and a slot. I like what I see in Gabe Davis but unknown of Hodgins as he has been on IR outside of that they do not have anyone young other then Diggs. So grabbing a wr maybe in later rounds not necessarily 1st. Moss Singletary have played okay but nothing to wow about, we have no speedster and again we do not need it to be a 1st round pick but an option to look at 

Guys I would consider cutting to clear cap is Jerry Hughes ($7.3 mil) prefer to restructure him and maintain his presences.  Mario Addisson ($6.4 mil), Butler ($6.8 mil), Jefferson ($5 mil), Lee Smith ($2.5 mil), Matakevich ($3.4 mil)...The later 2 for cap relief if not keeping them wouldnt break bank as Lee has stepped up and Tyler is a key contributor on ST.

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On 12/28/2020 at 5:38 AM, Kmart128 said:

Well we ended up drafting Tyler Bass and Jake Fromm from the trade. Its to early to tell due to Jake Fromm becoming a emergency QB. But if he could eventually take Barkleys position and be a backup here and Tyler Bass continues to impress then id say the trade worked out pretty good.

We got nothing for Thomas.

So someone asked me about the Teller trade and I looked it up. 

It actually is even better. The Fromm pick was Buffalo's own 5th round. The 5th they received from Cleveland was used in the Diggs trade. 

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I know this would be disliked but if Najee Harris or Travis Etienne were to be there at the end of the 1st round and other players at positions of need are underwhelming I think it wouldn't be that bad to take one. They are both solid RBs, and I do like Singletary and Moss but neither of them are home run hitting Rbs that we could use. Again I doubt it happens but if it did I am cool with it. I think we will need that type of rb in the playoffs. Dobbins could have been the selection and I think he is having a far better season then moss is right now.

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