The Buffalo Bills have no shortage of talent on their roster, but the team could use an edge-rusher. Pro Football Focus noted Buffalo's need for an edge-rusher in their "Bold Offseason Moves for Every AFC Team" article. To solve edge-rusher problem, PFF suggests that Buffalo makes the bold move of moving up in the 2016 NFL draft to pursue an impact player.
Here's a look at what PFF suggests for the Bills:
Bold moves might be hard to come by for Buffalo, given the franchise’s limited cap space. But following the team’s release of defensive end Mario Williams (who was coming off a season during which he earned the worst pass-rush grade among all NFL edge defenders) and the franchise tagging of left tackle Cordy Glenn, the team’s most glaring need is at the edge rusher position. That makes them a prime candidate to potentially move up in the draft to get an early-impact performer.
Monson’s take: The issue with this draft is that there really aren’t a whole load of top edge rushers. If you assume Joey Bosa is going to be gone within the first few picks, then the Bills don’t have any realistic shot at him, and from there on out, it’s a list of guys who underwhelm, and they are likely no better off with a guy they could get 10 spots higher than they would be sitting where they are and drafting the best available.
As Monson mentioned, Buffalo doesn't have a realistic shot of moving up from 19th overall to pursue Bosa and there really aren't any other players worth moving up for at that position. At pick 19, Buffalo could see edge-rushers such as Noah Spence, Kevin Dodd, Shaq Lawson, or Emmanuel Ogbah fall to them, so staying put is most likely the right call for the Bills.null