2015 Depth Charts: Buffalo Bills
• New head coach Rex Ryan’s first order of business will be deciding what to do at quarterback. Are the team ready to give up on E.J. Manuel just two years after spending a first round draft pick on him? Do they think he can turn it around? At this point in his career he hasn’t shown much to make you think so.
• How they handle the offensive line will be interesting. Cordy Glenn is a good left tackle, and we debated whether or not to have him in the Very Good bracket, while the addition of Richie Incognito will help if he can still play at the same level he was previously. Chris Williams and Seantrel Henderson struggled last year though, so the line still needs some work.
• Defensively, Ryan will likely want to line up similar to how he did in New York and Baltimore, and Mario Williams has experience both with his hand in the dirt and standing up. With Dareus and Williams on the defensive line, he has some flexibility there.
• Cornerback is one of the stronger positions on the roster, with free agent Corey Graham impressing in his first year in Buffalo. Realistically they are already set through the top four positions on the depth chart which is a big help.
Edge Defender: Will they look to bring back Jerry Hughes? Even if they do they’d still only have two starting calibre edge defenders on the roster, with Williams locked into one starting spot. Ryan knows how important it is to get after the quarterback, so look for them to at least target a situational pass rusher, if not a full time starter.
Quarterback: As mentioned above, they need to decide what they want to do at quarterback. This isn’t a great year to be trying to find one in free agency, but if they don’t believe Manuel to be the answer they need to try something either through the draft or free agency.
Wide Receiver: Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods are both young players who deserve the chance to develop, but outside of them there isn’t much to get excited about at the positions. Marquise Goodwin hasn’t developed into a consistent deep threat yet but with Watkins capable of big plays, perhaps the top priority here should be a solid possession receiver to help keep the chains moving.