If the 2013 draft is an indication of the ability of the Bills' scouting department and its evaluations, the team should continue to add much-needed young talent across the roster. Four drafted rookies and an undrafted free agent all started a few games for the team, including defensive rookie of the year runner-up, Kiko Alonso.
There are fewer holes to fill than a season ago, but quarterback play remains a major part of the losing equation. Wide receiver and offensive tackle are still needs, positions that have talent but are plagued by depth issues. The departure of Jairus Byrd also creates a bit of a hole in the back of the secondary, one the Bills could be hoping to fill with guys already on the roster.
So, what are the options for the Bills in the first round? If one of the top quarterbacks falls to the ninth selection, would they pass? Does the addition of Mike Williams from Tampa Bay mean wide receiver is out for the first round? Is right tackle a big enough need to spend such a high pick to fill it?
To get a little more clarity on a considerably murky outlook, let's take a look at what the highest regarded draft experts are saying about the Bills in the first round.