2012 Buffalo Bills Needs List: What Follows The Pass Rush?

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 2: Bryan Scott #43 creates an interception against Andre Caldwell #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game on October 2, 2011 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Bills 23-20. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

In putting together our State of the Buffalo Bills Roster series, we asked the Buffalo Rumblings community to vote for the biggest offensive and defensive needs the team has entering the 2012 off-season. Now it's time to continue voting to merge those two lists into one community-developed needs list.

Resoundingly, Bills fans voted defensive end (or, more specifically, the pass rush) as the team's most pressing need. Today's matchup for No. 2 on the list: wide receiver and outside linebacker.

At receiver, the Bills are dealing with the impending free agency of top target Stevie Johnson, and even if they re-sign the fifth-year pro, they're also in desperate need of finding Johnson a complement - preferably a big one with speed. At outside linebacker, the team's impending switch to the 4-3 defense necessitates that they find a strong-side linebacker with athleticism, capable of dealing with extra bodies on his side of the alignment versus the run as well as dropping into coverage.

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