Bills relieve GM Doug Whaley and entire scouting staff of jobs
- The Buffalo Bills ownership took the step of firing general manager Doug Whaley and the entire pro and college scouting staff shortly after the draft.
- Whaley had been in charge since May 2013, giving us three real drafts to evaluate (he was reportedly significantly sidelined for the 2017 process).
- Over three seasons, 75 percent of Whaley’s draft picks are currently still on the roster, with injuries being the most notable issue among the top picks.
- However, looking at performance, only two of the picks (WR Sammy Watkins and CB Ronald Darby) have achieved PFF grades of 80-plus over a season, and each regressed after achieving it.
- The majority of the group has been unable to play enough to prove their worth, including their top two draft picks from 2016.