As a lead-up to the 2024 NFL draft, we’ve broken down the current depth chart of every NFL team and identified the biggest draft and team needs for the Buffalo Bills.

You can find additional team-by-team draft needs articles and other draft content on our 2024 NFL Draft Hub.

Who did the Buffalo Bills Select in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The Buffalo Bills selected Keon Coleman (WR, Florida State) with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Bills also drafted:

  • Cole Bishop (S, Utah)
  • DeWayne Carter (DT, Duke)
  • Ray Davis (RB, Kentucky)
  • Sedrick Van PranGranger (C, Georgia)
  • Edefuan Ulofoshio (LB, Washington)
  • Javon Solomon (EDGE, Troy)
  • Tylan Grable (OT, UCF)
  • Daequan Hardy (CB, Penn State)
  • Travis Clayton (OG, England)

Buffalo Bills Needs: Top Positions of Need in 2024

  1. Wide Receiver
  2. Defensive Back
  3. Defensive Line

What Picks Do the Buffalo Bills Have in 2024?

The Buffalo Bills have 10 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including:

  • Round 1 (28)
  • Round 2 (60)
  • Round 4 (128)
  • Round 4 (133)
  • Round 5 (144)
  • Round 5 (160)
  • Round 5 (163)
  • Round 6 (200)
  • Round 6 (204)
  • Round 7 (248)

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Buffalo Bills Draft Capital Stats

Our Sharp Draft Value Rank is a valuation of draft capital based on a combination of average performance delivered and average dollars earned on second contracts.

This is based on two public models: performance delivered based on draft slot (the AV model created by Chase Stuart) and contractual earnings in non-rookie deals based upon draft slot (the OTC model created by Brad Spielberger and Jason Fitzgerald).

  • Bills Sharp Draft Value Rank: 20 of 32 teams
  • Bills AV Model Draft Value Rank: 23 of 32 teams
  • Bills OTC Model Draft Value Rank: 14 of 32 teams

Buffalo Bills Draft Value vs. Other Teams:

The Bills’ draft value is 8% lower than the league average of all 32 teams. 19 other teams have more draft value entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

Bills Draft Value Infographic

Buffalo Bills Draft Prediction:

Brendan Donahue has the Bills selecting Brian Thomas Jr. (WR, LSU) with the 28th overall pick in his most recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Mock draft expert Ryan McCrystal believes the Bills could target a wide receiver like Brian Thomas Jr. (WR, LSU) with their top pick at No. 28 overall in the first round.

Buffalo Bills Strength of Schedule, 2024

The Buffalo Bills have the 10th-hardest NFL strength of schedule for the 2024 NFL season.

2024 NFL Strength of Schedule Infographic

Buffalo Bills Offense: Depth Chart, Analysis & Draft Needs

Rich Hribar breaks down the offensive depth chart by position for the Buffalo Bills, identifying areas where the team could improve in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Bills Offense Infographic

Quarterback Depth Chart, Bills:

  1. Josh Allen
  2. Mitchell Trubisky
  3. Shane Buechele

Going 11-6, the Bills have won double-digit games in five straight seasons with Josh Allen under center.

Allen had dips in production last season at moments, but he once again carried this offense.

He had a career-high 3.1% interception rate while his 5.0% touchdown rate as a passer was his lowest in a season since 2019.

Despite the turnovers and reduction in touchdown passes, Allen was still fourth in the league in EPA per dropback (0.13) and second in success rate (50.1%).

Allen was sacked on just 4.0% of his dropbacks, which led the league.

He also added a career-high 15 rushing touchdowns.

Allen has 53 rushing scores since entering the NFL in 2018, the most in the league.

Outside of the touchdowns, the Bills did reduce putting Allen in harm’s way as a runner last season.

Allen rushed 4.7 times per game, his fewest in a season since 2020. Allen rushed 6.3 and 6.1 times per game in the previous two seasons.

His 30.8 rushing yards per game were his fewest since that 2020 season after 44.9 and 47.6 yards per game the previous two seasons.

This is the first season that Allen’s contract balloons, and we have already seen the ripple effects of that impact across the organization this offseason.

Allen’s cap hit jumps up to $30.4 million this season and then spikes up to $60.7 million, $56 million, $49.5 million, and $45.7 million over the remaining years of his contract.

Buffalo brought back Mitchell Trubisky, who was behind Allen in 2021.

Running Back Depth Chart, Bills:

  1. James Cook
  2. Ty Johnson
  3. Darrynton Evans
  4. Reggie Gilliam (FB)

James Cook made significant strides in his second season.

After 110 touches for 687 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie, Cook turned 281 touches into 1,567 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Only Christian McCaffrey and Breece Hall had more total yards on the season than Cook did.

Cook did that on 62.2% of the backfield touches, which was 11th in the league.

The Bills did not use Cook as a thumper near the goal line or in short yardage.

Latavius Murray out-snapped Cook 25-to-13 inside of the five-yard line last season.

Murray also out-snapped Cook 75-to-60 in situations needing 1-3 yards for a new set of downs. Murray out-touched Cook 38-to-32 in those situations.

They currently do not have a player like Murray on the depth chart, so either Cook is going to have his role expand for a third straight season or Buffalo is going to be on the lookout for a bigger-bodied back in this draft or afterward.

They have an abundance of Day 3 picks to fill that spot in this class.

Wide Receiver Depth Chart, Bills:

  1. Curtis Samuel
  2. Khalil Shakir
  3. Mack Hollins
  4. K.J. Hamler
  5. Andy Isabella
  6. Justin Shorter
  7. Tyrell Shavers
  8. Bryan Thompson

The Bills have a lot of moving parts at the wide receiver position.

In 2023, Buffalo had five different wide receivers receive 20 or more targets on the season. Four of them are no longer with the team.

At the top of that list, they traded Stefon Diggs (160 targets) while Gabe Davis (81 targets) left via free agency.

Khalil Shakir remains, who was third among their wideouts in targets last season with just 45.

Shakir did catch 39 of those targets for 15.7 yards per catch, however.

Shakir had a first down or touchdown on 57.8% of his targets, which was second among all wide receivers to run 100 or more routes.

Shakir took on a larger role to close the season, running a route on 74.3% of the team dropbacks over the final 10 games of the season after an 18.7% rate up until that point of the season.

Over that span, he led the team in receiving yards (536) despite having 46 fewer targets than Diggs, 28 fewer than Dalton Kincaid, and 10 fewer than Davis.

The Bills have brought in a few warm bodies with limited NFL production in Mack Hollins, Andy Isabella, and K.J. Hamler, but their most noteworthy addition this offseason has been Curtis Samuel.

Samuel had his best season in the NFL playing with offensive coordinator Joe Brady in Carolina in 2020.

That said, Samuel still has never had 900 yards receiving in any of his seven NFL seasons while averaging 10.7 yards per reception.

He is more of a solid component to a top-down passing game as opposed to running a passing game through him.

It is no secret that the Bills will be looking to add receivers in this draft.

They have already used visits on Keon Coleman, Troy Franklin, Devontez Walker, Xavier Worthy, and Ryan Flournoy.

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