By investing their top two picks from the 2021 NFL Draft on edge rushers, the Buffalo Bills showed they are committed to getting improved productivity from their pass rush, and in today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we assess the strengths and weaknesses of first-round draft pick Greg Rousseau.
We also learn how tight end Dawson Knox is striving to become a more consistent contributor, take a detailed look at tight end Tommy Sweeney’s attempt to come back from both COVID-19 and myocarditis, discuss a national honor for general manager Brandon Beane, examine why defensive end A.J. Epenesa could be poised for a breakout season, explore offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s plans for incorporating wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders into an already potent offense, and much more!
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Additional Bills news from around the web
Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Greg Rousseau
Greg Rousseau film study: The strengths and weaknesses of the Bills’ 2021 first-round pick – The Athletic
Greg Rousseau has unbelievable potential if he puts it all together, and his floor is higher than you’d think. (Subscription required).
Dawson Knox hoping to break through in 2021
TE Dawson Knox working hard to improve his inconsistent play - Democrat & Chronicle
Dawson Knox has shown flashes of excellent play, but inconsistency has been prevalent during his first two NFL seasons.
Tommy Sweeney’s comeback from COVID-19, myocarditis
Inside the Bills: Tommy Sweeney details long road back from Covid-19, myocarditis diagnosis | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Sweeney is believed to be the first and, to date, only known NFL player to develop myocarditis following a COVID-19 infection.
Bills GM Brandon Beane honored with Jack Horrigan Award
Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane wins football writers’ Jack Horrigan Award for cooperation with media - ESPN.com
“Bills general manager Brandon Beane has won the Jack Horrigan Award from the Pro Football Writers of America for his cooperation with the media.”
Bills GM Brandon Beane wins Jack Horrigan Award for dealings with media | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Pro Football Writers of America had earlier in the year chosen Brandon Beane as the NFL Executive of the Year.
Brandon Beane earns PFWA’s Jack Horrigan Award - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills GM continues to earn recognition with this latest award on Thursday.
Why A.J. Epenesa is a potential breakout player in 2021
Under-the-radar players who could be 2021 stars for each AFC team: Marquise Brown, A.J. Epenesa among potential breakouts - CBSSports.com
“Don't sleep on these AFC players heading into the 2021 season,” writes Tyler Sullivan.
How Brian Daboll plans to incorporate Emmanuel Sanders
Bills Today | Brian Daboll ready to utilize Emmanuel Sanders - BuffaloBills.com
Plus, Stefon Diggs ranks highly among the best wide receivers in the league.
Christian Wade has his sights set on earning a spot on the 53-man roster
Inside the Bills: Christian Wade's aiming higher than just the practice squad in 2021 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“If it is possible for a player who has never been on the 53-man roster to become a fan favorite, Wade’s figured out a way,” writes Jay Skurski.
Odds and ends
Josh Allen, Bills to roll over Steelers in Week 1, says NFL analyst - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills have had the Steelers’ number in their previous two matchups.
Stefon Diggs gets slighted by NFL Next Gen Stats - WGR 550
“Stefon Diggs is the second-best pass-catcher in the NFL, according to Next Gen Stats,” writes Alex Reimer.
Bills to face Detroit, Chicago and Green Bay in NFL preseason | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“The Bills will open the preseason at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Detroit, followed by a 1 p.m. game Aug. 21 at Chicago.”
Bills Today | How fans can support the team’s youth sports equipment drive this weekend - BuffaloBills.com
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A group of coaches served meals at Buffalo City Mission earlier this week.