2013 Record: 6-10
Notable Losses: Jairus Byrd, Alex Carrington, Arthur Moats
Notable Gains: Brandon Spikes, Corey Graham, Anthony Dixon, Chris Williams, Keith Rivers, Bryce Brown
Draft Class: Sammy Watkins, Cyrus Kouandijo, Preston Brown, Ross Cockrell, Cyril Richardson, Randall Johnson, Seantrel Henderson
The Facts: The Bills came within 30-45 seconds of defeating Tom Brady and the Patriots come Week 1. They can be a very talented team if all of the bounces go the right way. To start, the Bills have a lot of talent on the defensive line and in the secondary, which I think will help them despite the loss of Jairus Byrd to the Saints.
However, if there's one concern for Buffalo's defense it's the loss of Kiko Alonso, who led the team in tackles. Offensively there's plenty of talent. There's C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown at running back. There's a tight end group led by Scott Chandler, who could work on red zone effectiveness though.
And the Bills wasted no resources getting wide receivers for E.J. Manuel. They traded for the talented-but-troubled Mike Williams, they drafted T.J. Graham in 2012, Marquise Goodwin and Robert Woods in 2013, and this year they traded with Cleveland to draft Sammy Watkins. If Manuel can stay healthy and play consistent this could be a very talented group of wideouts in the NFL, with Buffalo looking at it's first postseason berth since 1999.
If you disagree with my ranking and assessment remember: Unless it's something crazy, your guess is as good as mine.