Doug Whaley was recently promoted to Director of Player Personnel. While Buddy Nix has final say, we all know that those who get promotions are likely to want to work a little harder. Despite a draft that has gotten rave reviews from some, the Bills still have many holes to fill, as they are in year two of the three-year rebuilding process that Nix and Chan Gailey are embarking on.
Whaley knows as well as anyone that this year is the most critical of all the years in that framework set forth by Nix. A backspin in this effort makes next year a lame-duck year for all the involved parties and yet another change that Bills fans would not look forward to.
Now, based on the draft there are five big holes that the Bills must try to fill in order to get this season going in the right direction.
The primary need areas that the Bills still have are on the offensive line (two spots) a pass-rushing outside linebacker, a veteran quarterback and possibly a tight end.
Based on the draft and the current players on the roster, I will say that the Bills are doing a lot better on the defensive line, although not entirely solid, and also at defensive back. However, in addition to re-signing some of their own players and developing the talent already on board, they need to make an effort to sign the following players once free agency finally begins.