After the 2017 NFL Draft concluded, it was widely agreed upon that the Buffalo Bills had constructed a pretty solid class. NFL.com gave the Bills an ‘A,’ stating that the team found excellent value in offensive lineman Dion Dawkins and quarterback Nathan Peterman. Sports Illustrated gave Buffalo an ‘A-.” USA Today said that the Bills had one of the best classes in the league. However, games aren’t played on paper. A player’s measurables and college statistics mean nothing if they can’t translate their skillset to the professional level. While Buffalo’s class looked strong on the draft board, that became irrelevant as soon as the team’s rookies took the field for the first time. Now six weeks into the 2017 regular season, has the Bills’ draft class lived up to the hype? Unfortunately, it really hasn’t. We’ve graded Buffalo’s rookies through the first quarter of the season.
Grading the Bills' 2017 NFL Draft class at bye week
USA Today | Oct 12