What's the biggest remaining hole on the Buffalo Bills' roster heading into the 2016 regular season? That would be right tackle, according to Aaron Schatz over at FootballOutsiders.com (and probably a lot more people, too).
He may have a point. The Bills just tried, and failed, to sign veteran guard Matt Slauson with, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak, an eye on trying him out at right tackle. They have not made any significant personnel changes at offensive tackle this offseason, and unless that changes, they'll likely roll into training camp with three options at the position. All three of them, by the way, played at least 21 percent of the team's offensive snaps at that spot last season.
Seantrel Henderson is the incumbent starter there, and were it not for a diagnosis of Crohn's disease last season, he may have started the last 32 games at that position. The team is clearly high on him, but the unknown of a condition that reportedly caused him to lose 20 pounds while hospitalized last winter makes his prognosis for the 2016 a complete toss-up.
Cyrus Kouandjio, the second-round pick in 2014 picked five rounds ahead of Henderson, has his own chronic knee issue to work through, and he has not yet lived up to his draft status. He was unable to parlay a strong 2015 offseason into a starting gig last summer, and the most significant development of his 2015 regular season - other than a couple of spot starts - was to fall into a blocking tight end role after the team released Matthew Mulligan.
Jordan Mills started at right tackle for the Bills' final five games of the 2015 season, playing 32.9 percent of snaps despite being a mid-season acquisition thanks to his familiarity with offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. The Bills developed a comfort level with Mills quickly, and unless Henderson is at or near full health and peak physical condition by late July, it's easy to envision Mills - who was brought back on a one-year RFA deal - opening training camp as an almost by-default starter at right tackle.
Is there another position on the Bills' roster that you'd point to as a bigger need than right tackle? Or did Schatz hit this one on the head?