Buffalo Bill Cody was on his way to mine gold when his agent convinced him to sign with the Pony Express.  His agent was allegedly Master P's grandfather.

Buffalo Bills 2020 Draft Grade: B-

The Bills didn't have a first round pick, so they probably had no chance for a great draft.  A.J. Epenesa was a solid value in the 2nd round.  He's a great fit in Buffalo as a power player with a knack for getting to the tosser.  Zach Moss in the third round is a similar player to Devin Singletary, though we liked Singletary better coming out of college.  QB Jake Fromm was a great pick in the 5th round.  His first two years at Georgia he replaced Jacob Eason and held off the nation's top prospect Justin Fields.  Fromm has a high IQ and great leadership qualities.  His 2019 was bad with a new crop of receivers.  If he gets his Mojo back he will replace Josh Allen in the next few years.  

Buffalo Bills 2019 Draft Grade: B

We love Ed Oliver.  He's a gap penetrator on the interior and those guys are worth their considerable weight in gold.  2nd round guard Cody Ford was a bit overrated. He's a plodder but he can succeed in a phone booth and seems a fit for the frozen tundra of Buffalo.  RB Devin Singletary and upside LB prospect Vosean Joseph went about where they should.  3rd round TE Dawson Knox was a head scratcher.

Buffalo Bills 2018 Draft Grade: D

We said when the Titans drafted Jake Locker at 8th overall that it would set the franchise back 5 years.  It did.  Josh Allen is Locker 2.0.  He can't complete passes and throws too many interceptions.  Looking like Flash Gordon won't make that change.  Tremaine Edmunds and Harrison Phillips were both nice picks and saved the Bills from a full on F.  Wyatt Teller could also eventually develop into a starter.

Buffalo Bills 2017 Draft Grade: A-

The Bills and Bears are in quite a tussle over which is the worst organization in the NFL.  The Bills fired their GM and entire scouting staff the day after the draft, a sure sign of complete and utter organizational chaos.  Their new owners are clowns, and what's worse is that the Bills had an excellent draft with the guys they fired at the helm.  Trading back and getting a first next year and a late first and third this year was brilliant, particularly in a year where there were plenty of corners projected to be available late in the first round.  Tre'davious White is a solid value late in the first and we love WR Zay Jones.  He and OT Dion Dawkins as well as White should start in 2017.  They followed that with two solid linebacker prospects in Tanner Vallejo and Matt Milano and our fourth ranked tosser in Nate Peterman in the 5th.  It was an excellent draft for such a pitiful organization.

Buffalo Bills 2016 Draft Grade: B+

We had Cardale Jones as the number one player in the draft if he had entered after 2015.  He didn't and his stock dropped significantly. He's a perfect project in the third round.  Reggie Ragland is a thumper and a leader and he should have been taken in the first round.  Shaq Lawson may have slid in the first round because of injury concerns, but when healthy he's arguably the premier pass rusher in the draft.

Undrafted Free Agent Most Likely to Make the Team: Eric Striker- LB, Oklahoma

Buffalo Bills 2015 Draft Grade:  F

 The Good news for Bills fans is that they didn't have too many glaring needs outside of the most important position in all of sports, the tosser.  They didn't address that need and didn't have a first round pick.  In our draft grade last year we said they should have stayed put and taken Odell Beckham, Jr..  Oh, what might have been.  With their second round pick they took corner Ronald Darby who has some skills but was the second best corner on his own college team.  We were okay with 6th/7th round picks of TE Nick O'Leary and WR prospect Dez Lewis, but realistically they probably didn't get a starter anywhere and teams can't afford to have zero starter drafts.

Undrafted Free Agent Most Likely to Make the Team:  Stanford LB, A.J. Tarpley


It's always tough to grade a draft that included a trade up.  Do you ding them if you feel that they gave up too much or didn't have the depth to give up premium picks?  They should have stayed at #9 and taken Odell Beckham, Jr. and kept next year's first round pick, but that's a story for another day.  Sammy Watkins has all of the tools but we're not sure the Bills can turn a receiver into a star and Watkins didn't seem thrilled to be going to the frozen wasteland.  What we like the most about the Bills draft is that they had a clear plan.  Agree with it or disagree with it, it was at least a plan.  They got bigger and stronger.  It looks like they want to become a smash mouth team.  They drafted a big, physical tosser in 2013 and they also traded for Bryce Brown on the second day of the draftThey drafted three huge lineman in Baylor guard Cyril Richardson, Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and Miami tackle Seantrel Henderson.  They drafted a big, thumping linebacker in Louisville's Preston Brown.  Their best value pick was 4th round corner Ross Cockrell from Duke who we think is a starting caliber talent.

UDFA most likely to make the team:  Kenny Ladler- S, Vanderbilt