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3 Buffalo Bills were named to the NFL's Top 100 Impact Rookies list

3 of Buffalo's rookies made the list and they're all in the Top 40.

Chase Goodbread of put together a projection list of 100 NFL rookies would make the biggest impacts with their respective teams. Three Buffalo Bills made the list and two are among Goodbread's top 20 impact rookies. Shaq Lawson comes in at No. 12 on the list and Reggie Ragland is not far behind at No. 18. Here's what Goodbread said about each rookie.

12. DE Shaq Lawson, Buffalo Bills: GM Doug Whaley described Lawson and two subsequent defensive draft picks, Reggie Ragland and Adolphus Washington, as starters "right off the bus."

18. LB Reggie Ragland, Buffalo Bills: Ragland will step into the middle of the Bills' defense and get plenty of snaps as a rookie, perhaps even some on third down.

Buffalo's third pick, Adolphus Washington also made Goodbread's list at No. 38

38. DL Adolphus Washington, Buffalo Bills: Quite a few interior defensive linemen were picked ahead of him, but Washington's potential as a pass rusher makes him more of a possible steal. He's expected to start immediately.

Rex Ryan, Doug Whaley, and the Pegulas would all be thrilled if Buffalo's first three picks are among the NFL's 40 most impactful rookies, as predicted by Goodbread, at the end of the 2016-17 season. 


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