The 2020 NFL draft is quickly approaching, but before it kicks off on April 23, free agency will make an impact on every team’s biggest draft needs.
We’ll update this series as free-agent signings trickle in.
Until then, here are the Buffalo Bills’ top needs heading into the 2020 NFL draft.
Josh Allen has shown vast improvement over his first two years in the NFL, but if the Buffalo Bills want him to take the next step in his development, they need to give him some help at receiver. Adding John Brown and Cole Beasley helped but getting a true No. 1 target will be the difference between Allen being a good or potentially great starter.
The Bills already have a lockdown cornerback in Tre’Davious White. Now, it’s time to add a solid complement opposit him. Josh Norman ain’t it. Buffalo is a strong candidate to draft several cornerbacks in 2020.
The Bills totaled 44 sacks in 2019, good for 12th in the NFL. The problem? Their team-leader in sacks was a defensive tackle (Jordan Phillips). Former first-round pick Shaq Lawson is a free agent. This defense needs some juice at edge rusher to emerge as one of the elite defensive units in the NFL in 2020.
Devin Singeltary was one of the more impressive rookie running backs in 2019, but his presence on the roster won’t stop Buffalo from drafting one of this year’s talented prospects on Day 2, if available. Buffalo likes to run the ball, and a duo of Singletary and an early-round rookie could potentially be lethal.