The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone, and the Buffalo Rumblings Podcast is pleased to present a two-part podcast breaking down the newest members of the Buffalo Bills. Host John Boccacino was joined by Buffalo Rumblings’ draft guru Andrew “Grif” Griffin to dissect the Bills’ eight-person 2018 draft class.
The first part of the draft focuses solely on Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who were selected 7th and 16th, respectively, after general manager Brandon Beane executed a pair of trades to land his potential franchise quarterback and starting middle linebacker.
Did the Bills pay too steep of a price to land Allen? Should Bills fans be concerned about Allen’s low completion percentage? How and where will Edmunds fit in defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier’s 4-3 defense? Griffin and Boccacino discussed those questions and many more in the first part of our Buffalo Rumblings draft recap podcast.
While Allen and Edmunds were the splashiest draft picks, coming in the first round, the Bills also had a plethora of picks in rounds three through seven, starting with Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips. Griffin explains why Phillips was still on the board with pick No. 96 and discusses his wrestling background (apparently head coach Sean McDermott tried to wrestle Phillips at the Senior Bowl).
The duo also assess a trio of draft picks who could prove to be immediate contributors in Weber State cornerback Taron Johnson, Jacksonville State safety Siran Neal, and Virginia Tech guard Wyatt Teller.
Closing out the second portion of the podcast, the pair analyzes the odds that wide receivers Ray-Ray McCloud (Clemson) and Austin Proehl (North Carolina) see the field and what impact they could have on Buffalo’s much-maligned wide receiving corps in 2018.
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