For example, if Kelvin Benjamin or Charles Clay, the Bills’ most talented pass-catchers, were with the Kansas City Chiefs, either would likely be the fifth option behind Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt.
Throw in the turmoil on the offensive line, which includes the retirement of Eric Wood, the release of Richie Incognito and the trade of Cordy Glenn, and you have what might be a bottom-five offense this season. The rebuilding process will take time in Buffalo, and its coaching staff and front office should be afforded that time, but don’t assume it’s going to click in 2018.
Aaron Lynch’s football career has been one of the weirdest in recent years. He started off as a big end at Notre Dame who made Freshman All-American lists just to transfer to USF, where he would play a slimmed down pass-rushing role. After declaring as a junior, Lynch was drafted in the fifth round by the San Francisco 49ers.
At what point do you spend too much on one position? Tampa Bay is invested in eight defensive linemen, at least four of whom will be on the bench at a time, and it still has the longest odds to win the NFC South, per OddsShark. The Bucs double, tripled and quadrupled down on the position this offseason, which will likely lead to results, but it could also lead to the exposure of lack of depth elsewhere on the roster.
Blaine Gabbert is one of the biggest draft busts in recent memory. Since he entered the league in 2011, Gabbert has posted 4.3 adjusted net yards per attempt.
Since 2011, 58 quarterbacks have thrown at least 500 balls. Gabbert’s ANY/A ranks worst. At the moment, he is the only veteran quarterback on the Titans roster behind Marcus Mariota. The only other quarterback on the roster is sixth-round pick Luke Falk, whose stats regressed across the board in his final year at Washington State.
If Mariota goes down, Tennessee may not win a game with Gabbert or Falk behind center. With an offseason to come up with an answer to its backup quarterback situation, it will be exposed greatly if Mariota misses time. It’s worth noting Mariota has yet to play a full season in his three-year career.