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Ranking the Buffalo Bills team needs in 2016 NFL free agency

The Buffalo Bills have plenty of needs this offseason as they try to surpass the .500 hump of the past two years. How would you prioritize those needs?

With 2016 NFL free agency starting tomorrow afternoon (at 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, to be precise), and with teams now able to negotiate freely with free agents from other clubs, there's no better time than now to talk about the Buffalo Bills' team needs heading into the first big player acquisition push of the offseason.

This list is my best attempt to merge positional value and the personnel and schematic needs of the Bills. Obviously, it is highly subjective, which is why this post appears in our opinion section - and why we're particularly curious to see how everyone here reacts to it. Without further ado:

  1. Edge Rusher: It's imperative to find a quality player to line up across from Jerry Hughes, both schematically and philosophically.
  2. Linebacker: After a year-plus with a bit of promise, this position could be overhauled again sooner rather than later.
  3. Offensive Line: A new left guard will be needed if Richie Incognito isn't re-signed, right tackle is a question mark, and overall depth is a concern.
  4. Cornerback: The top three are set, but both starters have missed time due to injury, making better depth a big priority.
  5. Quarterback: It's time for the Bills to draft a guy they like and put him in the development pipeline for a year or two.
  6. Running Back: A potential LeSean McCoy suspension and a concussion history for Karlos Williams could make depth here a priority.
  7. Safety: It seems that both Week 1 starters from last year will return, but smart, versatile depth would be huge.
  8. Wide Receiver: The team might be tempted to land a No. 2 to start, but they'd also be fine bringing in some project types with size and upside.
  9. Defensive Line: Anyone else think the Bills would be just fine lining up Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, and Corbin Bryant here next season? Just me?
  10. Tight End: With a highly-paid starter in place, any depth option would be vying for a small blocking role.
  11. Special Teams: It would not be a surprised if the Bills drafted a kicker and took the $1.76 million savings that cutting Dan Carpenter would yield.

How would you re-order this list, Bills fans?