As I look over the Bills roster, and examine their different holes, one thing distinctively sticks out to me. There is two major areas of concern, where a starter must be added. One on the offensive side, one on the defensive. However, after that every other positional pick in the draft is a luxury pick. So, the question for the Bills is, do they want these luxuries on offense or defense?
If they were to go the route of offense, their draft could indeed be very heavily based on that side of the ball. The Bills could realistically use 3 of their first 4 picks on offense, just spending one day-one pick on defense (a LB). So I ask you, how would you feel if the Bills draft looked something like this:
1. Marshawn Lynch - RB
2. Jason Hill - WR
3. Ben Patrick - TE
3B. Tim Shaw - OLB
That's right, the Bills could realistically wait until their very last day one pick to get a LB, have that LB play strong side, and use the other 3 picks to bolster their offensive arsenal.
Additionally, there's another option, what if the Bills want to continue upon their defensive philosophy from a year ago. We could see an exact parody with their draft in relation to what I just showed you. What if they went all defense, and left their offense untouched until the last pick. Something like:
1. Patrick Willis - MLB
2. Eric Wright - CB
3. Justin Durant - OLB
3B. Lorenzo Booker - RB
Again, this draft may shock some fans, but it is very possible. The Bills could decide to continue to build upon their strong defense, and simply add a 3rd-tier player to play RB, splitting carries with Thomas.
Realistically, I see the Bills finding a happy medium, splitting the picks (2 offense, 2 defense), with RB and LB being the first two picks, but it is interesting to examine the possibilities if they do want to focus on a specific side of the ball. However, with 2 weeks until the draft, our questions will soon be answered.