By Dakota Follett (@dakfollett) | Published April 7, 2020
From 6-10 to 10-6, the Bills turned it around in 2019 and clinched their second playoff birth in the past three seasons. The offseason addition of Stefon Diggs brings them one step closer to getting over the hump and being viewed as legitimate contenders. However, they’ll need to add some players on defense who can get after the quarterback. Be sure to download your copy of the 2020 NFL Draft Bible, featuring 600+ scouting reports.
*Italic indicates offseason acquisition.
QUARTERBACK: Josh Allen/Matt Barkley/Davis Webb
Money Invested: $8.648M | Percentage of Cap: 4.4% | Need Level: LOW
Overview: Josh Allen is the unquestioned franchise leader here.
RUNNING BACK: Devin Singletary | Depth: TJ Yeldon/Taiwan Jones/Christian Wade
Money Invested: $5.199M | Percentage of Cap: 2.6% | Need Level: HIGH
Overview: Devin Singletary had a nice rookie season, but it’s hard to imagine him being a workhorse back.
FULLBACK: Patrick DiMarco
Money Invested: $1.900M | Percentage of Cap: 1% | Need Level: LOW
WIDE RECEIVER: Stefon Diggs/John Brown/Cole Beasley | Depth: Andre Roberts/Duke Williams/Isaiah McKenzie/Robert Foster/Ray-Ray McCloud/Nick Easley
Money Invested: $33.079M | Percentage of Cap: 16.7% | Need Level: LOW/MEDIUM
Overview: Stefon Diggs was brought over from the Vikings to bring more flare to the passing game but don’t be surprised to see them grab a youngster later on in the draft.
TIGHT END: Dawson Knox/Tyler Kroft | Depth: Lee Smith/Jason Croom/Tommy Sweeney/Nate Becker
Money Invested: $11.561M | Percentage of Cap: 5.8% | Need Level: LOW/MEDIUM
Overview: Dawson Knox was drafted early on last year and played well, plus the Bills’ depth here is solid with Tyler Kroft and Lee Smith.
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Dion Dawkins/Cody Ford | Depth: Ty Nsekhe/Daryl Williams/Victor Salako
Money Invested: $11.099M | Percentage of Cap: 5.6% | Need Level: LOW
Overview: Dion Dawkins has developed into a solid blindside protector and Cody Ford was drafted high last year to man that right side. Not to mention they added Daryl Williams to provide depth and even compete for the job there.
OFFENSIVE GUARD: Quinton Spain/Jon Feliciano | Depth: Ike Boettger/Ryan Bates
Money Invested: $10.575M | Percentage of Cap: 5.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM
Overview: Quinton Spain and Jon Feliciano both played well last year but it remains to be seen if they can continue to keep up that play.
CENTER: Mitch Morse | Depth: Spencer Long
Money Invested: $14.750M | Percentage of Cap: 7.4% | Need Level: LOW
Overview: The Bills are spending tons of money here, but it has paid off with the solid production of Mitch Morse.
DEFENSIVE LINE: Ed Oliver/Star Lotulelei | Depth: Vernon Butler/Harrison Phillips/Vincent Taylor
Money Invested: $21.477M | Percentage of Cap: 10.8% | Need Level: MEDIUM
Overview: Ed Oliver was drafted last year to come in and make a difference up front and that’s exactly what he did. Potent run-stuffers Star Lotulelei and Vernon Butler slide in beside him.
EDGE RUSHER: Jerry Hughes/Trent Murphy | Depth: Mario Addison/Quinton Jefferson/Darryl Johnson/Mike Love/Jonathan Woodard
Money Invested: $38.275M | Percentage of Cap: 19.3% | Need Level: MEDIUM
Overview: Mario Addison was brought in to add another solid edge player to this group. They could look to get younger in the draft however.
LINEBACKER: Matt Milano/Tremaine Edmunds/AJ Klein | Depth: Tyler Matakevich/Vosean Joseph/Corey Thompson/Del’Shawn Phillips/Tyrel Dodson
Money Invested: $17.763M | Percentage of Cap: 9% | Need Level: LOW
Overview: The duo of Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano has been very productive for this Bills’ defense and AJ Klein steps in to contribute in base packages.
CORNERBACK: Tre’Davious White/Josh Norman/Taron Johnson | Depth: Levi Wallace/EJ Gaines/Siran Neal/Cam Lewis
Money Invested: $12.122M | Percentage of Cap: 6.1% | Need Level: HIGH
Overview: Josh Norman was brought in to play opposite budding superstar Tre’Davious White, but his recent play suggests the Bills should have a backup plan ready.
SAFETY: Jordan Poyer/Micah Hyde | Depth: Dean Marlowe/Jaquan Johnson
Money Invested: $16.846M | Percentage of Cap: 8.5% | Need Level: LOW
Overview: One of the league’s top safety tandems returns for another year to solidify the backend.
KICKER: Steven Hauschka | Depth: Kaare Vedvik | Money Invested: $3.050M | Percentage of Cap: 1.5% | Need Level: LOW
PUNTER: Corey Bojorquez | Money Invested: $0.750M | Percentage of Cap: 0.4% | Need Level: MEDIUM
LONG SNAPPER: Reid Ferguson | Money Invested: $1.060M | Percentage of Cap: 0.5% | Need Level: MEDIUM
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