The Buffalo Bills added eight players to their roster plus a bunch of undrafted free agents this week. That displaced some member of the team. Because Buffalo’s roster is situated well in certain areas, they now have some tradable assets who could find their way to other teams this offseason.
Let’s take a look at some prospects:
OT Bobby Hart
The Bills drafted two developmental tackles including third-round pick Spencer Brown, who is going to be the team’s primary swing tackle in 2021 according to general manager Brandon Beane. That makes Hart the fifth tackle and on the outside looking in of my most recent roster projection. The Denver Broncos had their starting tackle go down this week in training, and he’ll be lost for the season. Hart might be replacement level, but there are teams that are going to be desperate for that at some point.
DE Efe Obada
Obada is a player at a premium position who has done the job at the NFL level. Because a chunk of his salary is guaranteed, it benefits the Bills to find a trade partner rather than releasing him outright. At best, he’s the team’s sixth defensive end, but somewhere else he could be a quality fourth man into the rotation.
DT Harrison Phillips
Buffalo didn’t draft a defensive tackle but they have a glut of defensive linemen now. I’d be willing to part with Phillips because I think with Star Lotulelei playing starter reps and Vernon Butler able to take the backup snaps, Phillips isn’t one of the ten best linemen on the team.
OG Ike Boettger or Forrest Lamp
The Bills signed Lamp and tendered Boettger as a Restricted Free Agent because they don’t like going into the draft with a hole on their roster. With a developmental prospect in seventh-round pick Jack Anderson, they can afford to trade one of these two guards and still have solid starters on the interior and reserves waiting on the sideline.