The Buffalo Bills did a great job of addressing needs and finding great value for their needs throughout the 2016 NFL draft. With the draft in the books, Football Outsiders went through every NFL roster to look for the biggest remaining hole on each roster. According to Football Outsiders, right tackle is Buffalo's biggest hole.
One tackle spot is set in Buffalo, with Cordy Glenn signing a five-year, $65 million extension this week. But the other tackle spot is a big question mark. The biggest problem is that 2014 second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio has never developed. The Bills somewhat made up for that failure by finding a passable right tackle, Seantrel Henderson, in the seventh round that same year. But Henderson missed the last five games of last season battling Crohn's disease, and he's likely to miss at least part of the 2016 season trying to get healthy and back to his playing weight. That leaves Jordan Mills, the Chicago Bears castoff who passed Kouandjio on the depth chart to start last December. Mills was not very good with the Bears, which is why they cut him after only two years. Buffalo didn't draft a single lineman this year; the best remaining free-agent tackle is probably Khalif Barnes, who is 34 and started only one game for Oakland last season.
It's hard to argue with Football Outsiders when you consider that the Bills were reportedly pursuing free agent Matt Slauson to play right tackle, a position he hadn't played since college. It's doubtful that Jordan Mills, Seantrel Henderson, or Cyrus Kouandjio emerge as a long-term solution at right tackle so the Bills could continue to look at free agents who are available on the market. Just this morning, we suggested the Bills look at Louis Vasquez.
Besides right tackle, you could make an argument that safety is the biggest hole remaining on Buffalo's roster.null