Buffalo Bills' 2014 Season Record: 9-7
Passing Yards: 225.9 per game (18th out of 32)
Rushing Yards: 92.6 per game (25th)
Opp. Passing Yards: 205.8 per game (3rd)
Opp. Rushing Yards: 106.4 per game (11th)
Top 3 Positional Needs: 1) quarterback, 2) linebacker, 3) safety
If the reports are true and former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan stays in the division to coach the Bills, the first order of business is to find Ryan a consistent quarterback (so, the anti-Geno Smith) to spark the offense while Ryan works his magic on what's already a potent defense. Kyle Orton's retirement and the questions surrounding EJ Manuel puts Buffalo at a crossroads - go with Manuel, find a QB via trade or free agency, or invest the future in another high-round draft pick.
From there, the linebacking corps is in need of depth and help stopping the run. Bills linebackers were adept at dropping back and helping in coverage, and there's a great mix of veteran and young talent ready to take the next step. Add in a blue-chip prospect, and Buffalo could post top-ten finishes in rushing and passing yards allowed next season - putting them in great shape in their question to make their way back to the NFL Playoffs.
Top-Rated Players At Positions Of Need:
Quarterbacks: QB: Sean Mannion (Oregon State), Garrett Grayson (Colorado State), Bryce Petty (Baylor)
Linebackers: Jake Ryan (Michigan), Denzel Perryman (Miami), Eric Kendricks (UCLA)
Safeties: Derron Smith (Fresno State), Kurtis Drummond (Michigan State)Back to the Buffalo Bills Newsfeed