Might 4, 2018 – 12:16 pm
The Payments definitely made the 2018 NFL draft attention-grabbing, particularly for spherical one. Listed below are your questions from e mail at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.
1 – @ChrisBrownBills
Chris, Now that the draft is over. What’s your make of it? Thanks
CB: In looking at Buffalo’s 2018 draft class, I used to be impressed with what Brandon Beane was capable of pull off in spherical one. Getting his future franchise QB and a prime 10 non-QB expertise within the class was masterful. I don’t suppose many people anticipated that Buffalo could be making two picks in spherical one when all was stated and carried out. They not solely did that, however traded up twice and nonetheless made it occur. Exceptional.
I preferred the Harrison Phillips choose lots. Dude is silly robust and relying on which stat service you reference had 100 tackles final yr as a nostril sort out at Stanford. An insane quantity for a participant who was constantly lining up head up on the middle in a zero or head up on a guard (two approach) in a 3-4 entrance.
Each Taron Johnson and Siran Neal flashed on the Senior Bowl. Neal may want a bit time on the job making the bounce from FCS ball, however Johnson appeared like he belonged.
I believe the sleeper choose is Wyatt Teller, who might compete for that vacant left guard spot.
I’m very to see the place Ray-Ray McCloud strains up as a result of Clemson moved him round lots. I additionally need to see what sort of return capacity he brings to the desk.
Proehl as a route runner is as tight as I’ve seen in a seventh-round choose shortly.
What would I alter? I don’t know that I’d change a lot. Buffalo was restricted in what they may on day two after the 2 strikes up in spherical one, and it’s onerous to argue with the Phillips choose, since he was considered one of my favourite prospects in your complete class.
You may argue there was some higher expertise by way of measurement at receiver on the board once they took McCloud, but it surely’s not a serious subject as I see it.
2 – @ChrisBrownBills
Has there been ANY evident curiosity proven to your data in any of the remaining free agent receivers (Dez, Decker, and many others…)?
CB: I consider the Payments are going to attend for the correct match. Whereas I don’t argue that the variety of confirmed receivers on Buffalo’s roster is proscribed, that doesn’t imply you simply signal a veteran free agent as a result of he has expertise. I doubt they signal Eric Decker as a result of they’d the possibility to take action final offseason when he was a cap casualty and handed then.
Dez Bryant, as Brandon Beane stated, is a participant who can nonetheless assist an NFL membership, although not within the recreation breaking approach that he used to. There was an amazing write up detailing his lack of separation on a Dallas-based website I learn final week. I consider that’s the reason curiosity for the veteran wideout has been restricted throughout the league to say the least.
It’s good to bear in mind the place Buffalo is at with this construct. Having younger receivers on their roster they’ll need to get them reps to develop. A veteran on this roster, even for one season, can compromise that improvement as a result of he’s then stealing these reps.
That’s to not say the Payments wouldn’t signal a veteran receiver, but it surely’s my perception they need to see their younger receivers carry out in OTAs earlier than they confirm whether or not they should add a veteran presence.
3 – @ChrisBrownBills
What’s the consensus greatest gap left on roster at this level?
CB: I believe the personnel division has carried out a reputable job of plugging the most important holes with succesful expertise. There may be nonetheless a scarcity of confirmed expertise at receiver and linebacker, which might trigger some followers a little bit of concern. Cornerback is one other space the place they may be a bit mild on confirmed depth.
4 – @ChrisBrownBills
When will we get to see Allen throw ?
CB: That may occur subsequent week when the Payments have their rookie minicamp with the primary follow scheduled for Friday. Search for the video report – Payments Minute – on buffalobills.com to see clips of Allen throwing at follow.
5 – Chris,
David Culley is a QB coach with far more expertise teaching WRs than QBs. Will the Payments usher in a QB guide or specialist to groom our new franchise quarterback?
CB: I requested GM Brandon Beane in a one-on-one interview, who could be spending probably the most time with Josh Allen to make sure he’s getting the one-on-one improvement time he wants to maximise his treasure trove of bodily expertise. Right here was his reply.
“We perceive all his strengths and he has lots of them,” stated Beane of Allen. “Like all these guys all people has varied flaws and Josh is aware of them and has been engaged on them. You may even see within the Senior Bowl he had cleaned up his footwork working with (his quarterback coach) Jordan Palmer.
“It doesn’t imply he’s fastened and able to go, however he’ll proceed to do these issues. (Offensive coordinator) Brian Daboll and (Quarterbacks coach) David Culley will work on all the basics with him. Josh goes to return in right here and he is aware of he’s bought work to do bodily, mentally to make amends for the playbook. He’s bought lots to do. We’ll try this on his timetable.”
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