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Buffalo Bills depth chart following the 2018 NFL Draft

As we head into the 2018 NFL Draft, here is what the Bills roster looks like.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills have been reshaping their roster over the last few months, starting with shipping out starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor and left tackle Cordy Glenn before free agency kicked off. With the signings they’ve made in free agency and retirements and cuts, their roster has been transformed. Now that the 2018 NFL Draft has concluded, the Bills roster is really taking shape. While undrafted free agents are still yet to be signed and the second wave of free agency is set to kick off as teams release players, here is where the roster stands now.

Before we get into the depth chart, a few notes:

  • First round pick Josh Allen is listed as the number three right now. It’s where I believe he’ll start the offseason as he get acclimated to all things NFL. He’s a project. I hope they treat him like one.
  • Eric Wood is still on the Bills roster but is not on the depth chart at center since this is a projection of who would suit up if they played a game today. Since he can’t play a game, he’s not on the list.
  • Ryan Groy is ahead of Bodine at center, in my opinion, but I shifted him to guard with the retirement of Richie Incognito.
  • I really didn’t want to put Tremaine Edmunds as the top middle linebacker because Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane said he would earn it. But how long are they going to keep Julian Stanford as the top man in the rotation?
  • We put three linebackers and three cornerbacks as the base defense because the Bills ran nickel more often than 4-3 last year. We also added a third receiver slot to the base offense.
  • The veteran players noted with an asterisk weren’t on the Bills roster or practice squad last year.
  • Players with a plus next to their name were added during the 2018 NFL Draft.

Unofficial Buffalo Bills 2018 offseason depth chart

Position Starter Backup Reserve Reserve Reserve Reserve
Position Starter Backup Reserve Reserve Reserve Reserve
QB AJ McCarron* Nathan Peterman Josh Allen+
RB LeSean McCoy Chris Ivory* Taiwan Jones Travaris Cadet Marcus Murphy Aaron Green
FB Patrick DiMarco
WR1 Kelvin Benjamin Andre Holmes Malachi Dupre
WR2 Zay Jones Rod Streater Brandon Reily Quan Bray
WR3 Jeremy Kerley* Ray-Ray McCloud+ Austin Proehl+
TE Charles Clay Nick O'Leary Logan Thomas Khari Lee Keith Towbridge Jason Croom
LT Dion Dawkins Conor McDermott
LG Ryan Groy Wyatt Teller+
C Russell Bodine* Adam Redmond
RG Vlad Ducasse John Miller
RT Jordan Mills Marshall Newhouse* De'Andre Wesley Josh James
LE Jerry Hughes Terrence Fede* Marquevius Lewis Owa Odighizuwa*
NT Star Lotulelei* Harrison Phillps+ Rickey Hatley Adolphus Washington
DT Kyle Williams Tenny Palepoi*
RE Trent Murphy* Shaq Lawson Eddie Yarbrough
SLB Lorenzo Alexander Tanner Vallejo Deon Lacey
MLB Tremaine Edmunds+ Julian Stanford*
WLB Matt Mliano Ramon Humber Xavier Woodson-Lusten
CB Tre'Davious White Lafayette Pitts
FS Jordan Poyer Siran Neal+ Dean Marlowe L.J. McCray
SS Micah Hyde Rafael Bush* Kelcie McCray
NB Phillip Gaines* Taron Johnson+
CB Vontae Davis* Breon Borders
K Stephen Hauschka
P Colton Schmidt Cory Carter
LS Reid Ferguson
KR/PR Jeremy Kerley* Ray-Ray McLoud+ Taiwan Jones