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Bills Links, 1/29: Offensive line review, Josh Allen’s development, state of the cornerbacks

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Today’s edition of the links is packed with information on the Buffalo Bills. Pro Football Focus looks at Josh Allen‘s development as a second-year quarterback, while the offensive line’s play in 2019 is reviewed. Allen also shares Kobe Bryant’s impact on his career as an athlete, we take a look at the state of the Bills’ cornerbacks, identify potential breakout candidates for 2020, hear from former Bills LeSean McCoy and Reggie Ragland on their frustrations over how their Buffalo careers ended, and much more.


Bills 2019 offensive line in review: Dramatic growth, with the potential for more – The Athletic
In addition to finding a tackle in the draft, the Bills can take a few simple steps to improving the offensive line in 2020. (Subscription required).

Where Pro Football Focus ranks Bills’ Josh Allen among quarterbacks – The Buffalo News
Allen checks in at No. 22 among the 36 quarterbacks studied.

Kobe Bryant’s influence on Josh Allen runs deep, down to his shoes – The Buffalo News
The impact that Bryant had on Allen has been clear from the get-go.

Bills CB Levi Wallace undergoes shoulder surgery – The Buffalo News
Wallace is at least the fifth Bills player to undergo offseason surgery.

‘Play above the rim’: How much should size matter to the Bills when scouting wide receivers? – The Athletic
Brandon Beane sees the benefits in getting Josh Allen a big-bodied receiver, but he also doesn't want to lose sight of other traits. (Subscription required).

Buffalo Bills 4-round mock draft: Hawkeyes EDGE too good to pass up in Round 1 - syracuse.com
The 2020 NFL Draft features plenty of wide receiver talent so the Bills don't have to go that route in Round 1.

Bills Today | Who will breakout for the Bills in 2020?
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, January 28.

Appearing in the Super Bowl, Chiefs LB Reggie Ragland looks back on time with Bills– The Buffalo News
”I wish they would have given me a chance,” Ragland says after Rex Ryan deemed him to not be a good fit for the team’s 4-3 alignment.

LeSean McCoy opens up on departure from Bills ahead of Super Bowl – The Buffalo News
The former Buffalo Bills’ running back has made it to his first Super Bowl as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, but he is frustrated over how his time in Buffalo ended.

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Opinion: Buffalo Bills can stick with Levi Wallace at cornerback, but they’ll need to add another solid option - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo needs another option this offseason.

2020 NFL Draft: Finding a starter opposite Tre’Davious White - Buffalo Rumblings
This year’s corner class offers something for everyone.

Limited free-agent options for Buffalo Bills to replace Kevin Johnson - Buffalo Rumblings
The realistic options, at least, are limited.

Buffalo Bills need cornerbacks this offseason - Buffalo Rumblings
Yes, plural.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Contract projection for Buffalo Bills cornerback Kevin Johnson - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills’ cornerback enters free agency for the second straight season.

2019 All-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills corner Kevin Johnson - Buffalo Rumblings
What did Kevin Johnson bring to the table after he earned playing time at the expense of Levi Wallace in 2019?

State of the Buffalo Bills’ roster: Quarterbacks - Buffalo Rumblings
Don’t expect much movement here.

Which Buffalo Bills should get a heavier work load in 2020? - Buffalo Rumblings
These players flashed enough talent to see increased snaps next season.

Q&A: Buffalo Bills should sign everyone, wide receivers, brutal schedule - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of free agency and draft talk inside.