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, and after a brief opening statement on the Super Bowl, we dive into your Buffalo Bills questions. This week, we tackle the roster building question about which place is better for roster building; free agency or the NFL Draft. It’s our featured question of the week below the podcast player.We also tackle questions this week on who will be a surprising veteran cut by the Bills this offseason, what would have to happen for Sean McDermott to be on the hot seat in 2020, who might have been the Bills coach in 2017 if McDermott was hired by the Cleveland Browns, the job Kim and Terry Pegula have done as owners, and the possibility of adding troubled but talented running back Kareem Hunt. As always, you can call us at 716-508-0405 to leave your question about the Bills. That line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—so call any time! You can tweet us @RumblingsQandA, email us at BuffaloRumblings @ SBNation.com, or leave a comment in this week’s show notes on BuffaloRumblings.com.Subscribe now!Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify | Podbean | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | Art 19Featured question of the week“Which position are the Buffalo Bills most likely to handle in free agency instead of waiting for the 2019 NFL Draft?”While this is an open-ended question, I think the answer is pretty straightforward: center. General manager Brandon Beane has been talking about a veteran presence at center since the Senior Bowl. He wants that experienced anchor to the offensive line to help out Josh Allen in setting protections and solidifying the middle of the line, allowing them to potentially place inexperienced players at both guard spots.Let’s look at the track record for Beane:In September of 2017, just a few months after Beane took over as GM, he signed Eric Wood to a contract extension even though he had time remaining on his current deal.After Wood abruptly retired due to injury, Beane signed a four-year starter who had never missed a game as a pro; Russell Bodine.In Carolina, Beane watched as Ryan Kalil was named All-Pro twice and wne to the Pro Bowl five times. He earned several contract extensions with the Panthers, playing 12 years.Centers have been important for teams Beane has been on and he has ponied up the money for them time and time again. With that being said http://www.thebillslockerroom.com/authentic-ryan-groy-jersey
, only two guys are clear upgrades over Bodine; Matt Paradis and Mitch Morse.Paradis is recovering from a broken leg, but had made 57 consecutive starts for the Denver Broncos prior to that. He’s expected the be the crown jewel of the center class, and he is used to the weather of Denver (and Idaho, his home state). If Buffalo ponies up the money, they might be a team that can attract him.Buffalo coach Sean McDermott should have some connection to Morse through Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Not quite as durable as Paradis, Morse has been almost as good of a player when he stays in the lineup. He’s started 49 games over four seasons, playing in only 18 games over the last two years. Morse is more than three years younger than Paradis, which could also factor into the conversation.The rest of the center class have major injury problems, blocking problems, intelligence problems, or some combination of the three. At best, they are an even swap with Bodine, so there’s little point in adding them.If they want a solid center who is a clear upgrade over Bodine and doesn’t need time to adjust to the NFL, they need to grab one of these two guys. Even if it’s Paradis for three years to shepherd the young Allen from inexperienced to a veteran, it will be worth it.Show notes:Upgrading at the center positionList of centers available in free agencyList of centers available in the 2019 NFL DraftSurprise veteran cutsBills roster and cap hitsHere’s the contract page for my answer (LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!)List of available players at that positionMoreCleveland Browns decision-makers wanted Sean McDermott - except their ownerNFL.com report on Kareem Hunt likely being suspended for more than six gamesRemember, you can call us at 716-508-0405 to leave your question about the Bills. That line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—so call any time! You can tweet us @RumblingsQandA, email us at BuffaloRumblings @ SBNation.com Eddie Yarbrough Jerseys 2019
, or leave a comment in this week’s show notes on BuffaloRumblings.com. What injury concerns could move players down or even off Buffalo’s board?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftBuffalo Bills NFL Draft CoverageBuffalo Bills 2019 NFL Draft targets and injury concernsNew,5commentsWhat injury concerns could move players down or even off Buffalo’s board?EDTShareTweetShareShareBuffalo Bills 2019 NFL Draft targets and injury concernsAre you sick of it? Can’t take much more? Tired of analysts and mock drafts? Or are you begging and drooling—you simply can’t contain your excitement!? What could I possibly be referring to, you say? The 2019 NFL Draft! It seems like every year, the draft gets bigger and bigger—the one opportunity for any team to turn their fortunes around and finally win that long elusive championship generations of fans have been dying for, Buffalo Bills’ fans included.Last year we all knew that the Bills would pick a quarterback, but we didn’t know whose name would be called. 2018 saw the Bills get their hopefully franchise quarterback in quarterback Josh Allen and the quarterback of the defense in linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. This year, it’s largely an enigma who Buffalo is going after; it could be defensive tackle, wide receiver, defensive end, offensive tackle—really, the possibilities are nauseating. In addition to all this nonsense, some of these top prospects have medical concerns that could cause them to drop. Today’s article will identify several top prospects that the Bills have been linked to and whether their medical concerns are worth avoiding or taking a risk. Defensive tackle Jeffery SimmonsThe big defensive lineman out of Mississippi State was expected to be a top-15 draft pick until tearing his ACL while training in early February. He had surgery shortly afterward and has been rehabbing since. His talent alone is worthy of the Bills’ pick but with the injury plus a history of domestic violence, this could cause him to drop rapidly in the first round, possibly even into the top half of the second. Due to the timeline for his recovery, he may be able to play late in the 2019 season, but will more likely miss the entire season as a redshirt year. I personally don’t like him going to the Bills as we have more immediate needs at defensive tackle than letting him learn for an entire year. You can read more about Simmons and his injury detailed in my previous article at Cover 1. Defensive end Chase WinovichThe crazy-haired end from Michigan has screamed “process” from the start and appears to be rocketing up the draft board as a possibility for the Bills on Day 2. However, the end of his senior season took a hit with an ankle injury that he sustained sometime in the Ohio State game and played through for his bowl game. He skipped the Senior Bowl in order to prepare for the draft and it was reported that he required eventual surgery to the area. Considering he tested out fully at the NFL Combine and little has been said since then regarding his ankle indicates that the injury was relatively minor and required clean-up for what I thought was bone chips. If drafted by the Bills, this isn’t something that would be expected to linger or cause him problems down the line. You can read more about Winovich in my Cover 1 article here. Defensive end Montez Sweat Sweat has not suffered a musculoskeletal injury we typically see. Instead White Jordan Mills Jerseys
, he’s been diagnosed with an enlarged heart as reported by Tom Pelissaro on April 19th. While this can be concerning, there have been other players who have successfully played with an enlarged heart. Unfortunately, we do not know the specifics of what Sweat is dealing with as it’s been reported no one else in the NFL is dealing with the condition. Personally, I believe this may be more of a scare tactic to ward off other teams and possibly affect his draft stock, allowing him to fall. I personally don’t like him at nine to the Bills, but if he were to fall, he could be a risk worth taking as he would be available to play immediately unlike others in this article. To read more, make sure to check out my Cover 1 article here. Wide receiver D.K. MetcalfQuite possibly the top-rated wide receiver in this year’s draft may be its biggest physical marvel. Physical specimen aside, he comes in with injury concerns regarding his neck. He suffered what we now know is some type of fracture to his C3 vertebrae during an October game against Arkansas that saw him end his season early with resulting surgery. I had initially thought he suffered a spinous process fracture on the lower cervical vertebrae. As mentioned above, this occurred at his C3 level which is rather high considering a serious injury up that high could cause paralysis or even death. A fracture that high up may still be a spinous process fracture or a lateral column fracture, which are normally stable and cause no long term issues. Other reports have indicated that he had a cervical fusion to the area to stabilize the fracture. To note, I wrote an article back in January, well before more information was available. If you would like to read more on Metcalf, please check out this Cover 1 article. Wide receiver Marquise BrownThe bodacious wideout from Oklahoma suffered a now-reported Lisfranc injury late in his season, possibly in the Big 12 Championships. A Lisfranc injury is a midfoot injury where there is a fracture/dislocation that commonly requires surgery to stabilize and repair. He appeared to play through it during the playoffs but was ineffective before deciding to have surgery on the area. He has since then posted video of his recovery on Twitter, indicating that he is healing well. While he may not make the first round, he may still be a value draft pick and provide a much-needed option for the Bills if available. If you would like to read more about a Lisfranc injury, please click here. Running back Bryce LoveThe former Heisman runner-up isn’t expected to be a first-round pick following his ACL tear Jordan Mills Jerseys 2019
, but he’s still a polarizing prospect considering how close he came to greatness during his junior season at Stanford. Unfortunately, he returned for his senior season, saw a major decline in production and suffered the above mentioned ACL tear. To add to his complications, he recently released a video that shows he isn’t progressing as well as expected, leading to further speculation that he could miss his entire rookie season for any team that drafts him. I still believe that to be the case. There’s still a strong possibility he turns out to be an effective back at the NFL level, but 2020 may be his first shot to prove that. I do like Love to the Bills on Day 3 with the ability to sit behind McCoy, Gore, and Yeldon as he learns the playbook and adjusts to the NFL. To read more about Love, be sure to check out the Cover 1 article hereWhile this is not an exhaustive list of players the Bills could be targeting, it is a short list of players who may fit what the Bills are looking for that also carry injury concerns. We have seen time and time again that general manager Brandon Beane does his homework when scouting and drafting. Part of that homework obviously entails factoring in the medical concerns and whether the particular player is worth the risk. Only Beane and his front office know where these players are on draft board, it’s quite possible someone from this list makes their new home in Buffalo after this weekend. I believe that the Bills will continue to draft effectively and find more impact players in this year’s draft, building and growing the team in his image in order to compete for division and conference titles and eventually Super Bowls. Some of these players including Brown, Love, and Winovich I think would be great additions and could find their way to Buffalo if they’re available at the right draft pick. Thursday can’t come soon enough!