The 2016 NFL Draft is still looming large in the rearview mirror, and the Buffalo Bills are still in the process of signing undrafted free agents and making final tweaks to their training camp roster, but there's no time like the present to crack out our first 53-man roster projection of the new year, right?
This exercise is not, of course, meant to be predictive; it's merely a way for us to start thinking about the roster as a whole as the final flurry of player-acquisition activity draws to a close. As is typically the case, the Bills have a lot of interesting competitions coming up for roster spots - the wide receiver battle, in particular, should be fascinating (and you'll note the absence of Marcus Easley below; he may start the year on PUP due to his knee injury) - and the race for the final 53 should be a contentious one.
We'd be very interested to see your own, entirely-too-early 53-man projections in the comments section below.
|WR||10||Robert Woods||11||Greg Salas|
|LT||77||Cordy Glenn||66||Seantrel Henderson|
|LG||64||Richie Incognito||72||Ryan Groy|
|C||70||Eric Wood||61||Fernando Velasco|
|RT||79||Jordan Mills||71||Cyrus Kouandjio|
|TE||85||Charles Clay||82||Jim Dray||89
|WR||14||Sammy Watkins||80||Leonard Hankerson||Kolby Listenbee|
|QB||5||Tyrod Taylor||3||EJ Manuel||Cardale Jones|
|RB||25||LeSean McCoy||29||Karlos Williams||35
|ER||55||Jerry Hughes||91||Manny Lawson|
|DL||99||Marcell Dareus||Adolphus Washington||T.J. Barnes|
|DL||95||Kyle Williams||97||Corbin Bryant|
|ER||90||Shaq Lawson||75||IK Enemkpali||57||Lorenzo Alexander|
|MB||52||Preston Brown||51||Kevin Reddick|
|WB||Reggie Ragland||53||Zach Brown|
|CB||28||Ronald Darby||30||Corey White|
|SB||37||Nickell Robey||41||Sterling Moore|
|S||23||Aaron Williams||27||Duke Williams|
|S||20||Corey Graham||26||Robert Blanton||33||Colt Anderson|
|CB||24||Stephon Gilmore||39||Mario Butler|