The Buffalo Bills draft grades continue to roll in. Pro Football Focus was very high on Buffalo's draft, while Pete Prisco of CBS Sports felt that the draft class was average.
Chad Reuter of NFL.com gave his assessment of the Bills draft class and his grade lines up with PFF's grade of an A-. In fact, Reuter gave the Bills an A- or A grade for all three days of the draft. Here is what the NFL.com writer said about Buffalo's draft class:
Day 1 grade: A
Day 2 grade: A-
Day 3 grade: A-
Overall grade: A-
The skinny: Lawson isn't the physically-dominating player Mario Williams is, but he's a good find here in a draft without a lot of top-rated pass rushers. He was also the best player available, so fans should be happy with the selection.
Ragland was a steal in the mid-second round, even with losing a fourth-round pick in the trade up, as he'll lead the Bills' defense for ten years. Washington was fair value in the third round, though he'll need to play at his best to become more than a rotational player. No surprise that the Bills picked Jones in the fourth round, but he'll need time to become a more accurate passer and consistent decision-maker. Williams would have been a second- or third-round pick without the injury, so that was a good pull. Listenbee's speed will complement Sammy Watkins and company. Seymour is a better player than his sixth-round draft status indicates.
Reuter seems especially high on the Ragland and Williams picks. Ragland could supplant Preston Brown as a starter this season and fill the Mike LB role for years to come. As for Jonathan Williams, the back was put up great numbers at Arkansas in his career and has the ability to be a three-down back in the NFL.