The Buffalo Bills continue to receive praise for their draft class. This time, NFL.com published their post-NFL draft power rankings and the Bills found themselves at No. 14. Elliot Harrison, the writer of the article, praised Buffalo's draft and said that he believes the Bills could be in the 10 win range this season.
Thumbs up to the # BillsMafia. Your team pieced together a draft class that has the potential to push Buffalo into the playoff heap. I recapped the Bills talented haul immediately after the draft, and a few days later, I feel at least 50-50 that Rex Ryan's group will be in the 10-win range. Much depends on the quarterback. Oh, and Buffalo can't get swept by the Patriots or lose to both the Seahawks and Cardinals. Essentially, the Bills need to beat a quality team that isn't the Jets this year. Still, there's no question Ryan's defense has the requisite oomph.
Buffalo's schedule will certainly be a challenge for the team in 2016. As for Harrison noting that the Bills cannot be swept by the Patriots, Buffalo may avoid playing Tom Brady in Week 4. This would certainly increase Buffalo's chances of not being swept by New England. The Cardinals and Seahawks will both be tough games for Buffalo, but Arizona has to fly across the country to play the Bills in Week 3. This could help Buffalo's odds of knocking off a strong Cardinals team. Playing in Seattle on Monday Night Football may be Buffalo's most difficult game of the 2016 season.