A full week into OTA’s and the season is inching closer and closer. The Bills are in both a reloading and possible rebuilding stage due to their quarterback situation. Some are looking to be guaranteed, some players will need to fight for their role. Under Sean McDermott, Bills fans should be expecting various of changes from last season.
QB: A.J. McCarron
Signed in free agency, has served as a backup behind Andy Dalton, he’ll get his chance at the starting position. Josh Allen is the future, but unless he absolutely surpasses both McCarron and Nathan Peterman, McCarron has the best chance to lead the team this season.
RB: LeSean McCoy
The Bills number one playmaker since 2015. Apart of a first-run offense and the teams’ QB situation isn’t settled for the future. Expect McCoy to carry the offense this season.
WR #1: Kelvin Benjamin
A torn meniscus injury slowed down the big receiver from making plays for the Bills. Then again, it also did not help that the passing offense was horrendous as well. This is his contract year and there is a new man under center. Benjamin needs to be on the field and producing.
WR #2: Zay Jones
While this would be a mistake, this is more than likely to happen. A disappointing rookie campaign may turn into a more productive sophomore season. Jones belongs in the slot, but who’s to say he couldn’t adjust? He’ll have a throwing QB, now it’s just up to him to get in the end zone.
TE: Charles Clay
Expect the same type of season and production from Clay. Will work more in the run game as a blocker and catch the short yardage passes unless the scheme changes.
LT: Dion Dawkins
A rookie standout for the Bills in 2017. Replacing Cordy Glenn and becoming a stable and reliable tackle to provide protection. The Bills find their new future left tackle in Dawkins.
LG: Wyatt Teller
A potential steal for the Bills in this years’ draft. Teller had an off year at Virginia Tech last season but with his size and his aggressiveness that he shows, Teller can help solidify what will be a brand new offensive line.
C: Ryan Groy
First off, it’s really odd to not see Eric Wood. Due to an unfortunate career-ending injury, Wood was forced into retirement and the Bills lose a captain. When Wood went down with a broken leg, Grow stepped in and proved to be a very reliable backup. The team re-signed Groy on a restricted free agent contract. Groy takes over for Wood and becomes the team’s big man in the middle.
RG: John Miller
After a great start to his career, Miller slipped of the edge with injuries that held him back. Vladimir Ducasse took over the job last season and heavily struggled along with Jordan Mills. Miller should be able to take the job back and become a big contributor in the run game for McCoy.
RT: Marshall Newhouse
Signed from the Oakland Raiders in free agency, the Bills make a tiny upgrade with Newhouse over Jordan Mills. An experienced tackle who can provide more protection than Mills. Newhouse takes the job, making Mills going on the hot seat.
Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the NFL and the Buffalo Bills. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_ray79 and @FPC_Bills for Bills coverage.