offseason and a consensus seems to be building among the members of the media on what positions the team will be targeting during the first round of the draft. With the team ostensibly in possession of a franchise quarterback Womens Jason Croom Jersey , analysts predict the team attempting to draft him some help. Here’s who the experts have the Buffalo Bills eyeing when they’re on the clock with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft:Todd McShay, ESPN: OT Jawaan Taylor (Florida) “The Bills need to protect Josh Allen, and Taylor is mobile and powerful with good size. He can ride faster rushers past the QB with his quickness, allowing Allen time to find a receiver deep (yeah, Buffalo needs one of those, too) or take off. With Dion Dawkins at left tackle and the majority of Taylor’s experience coming on the right side, the Florida alum would replace Jordan Mills at right tackle.”Mel Kiper, ESPN: DT Rashan Gary (Michigan) “Could the Bills get their Kyle Williams replacement here? At his peak, the 6-foot-6, 283-pound Gary is a menace who makes offensive linemen look foolish, but you’d like to see him do it with more regularity. Gary could play end or nose guard in a 3-4 defense or tackle in a 4-3. Buffalo could look at centers or guards here; improving the interior of the offensive line should be a priority.”Bucky Brooks , OT Jawaan Taylor (Florida) “Head coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane must upgrade the supporting cast around Josh Allen to help their young franchise quarterback thrive. Taylor would help an offensive line that surrendered 41 sacks in 2018.”Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: OT Jonah Williams (Alabama) “Jonah Williams has been the best offensive tackle in college football for two seasons—each of which he played on the left side of the Crimson Tide line after moving from his right tackle position he nailed down as a true freshman. Williams’s tape is nearly flawless. But he has short arms. Williams has already been called a guard or center prospect by scouts this offseason, and it’s likely he’ll follow in the footsteps of Zack Martin, Brandon Scherff or Cody Whitehair as a good college tackle kicked inside because of an arm that’s one inch too short. That’s good news for the Bills. They can plug Williams in at guard and have an All-Pro-caliber player there. They could also experiment with him at tackle and let him figure it out on the job while moving Dion Dawkins to right tackle. However it works, the Bills must focus on helping quarterback Josh Allen. ”Luke Easterling, Draft Wire: WR D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) “This pick has to be all about helping Josh Allen, whether that’s finding him a stud blocker or a premier playmaker. In this scenario, the latter gives Buffalo the better value. Metcalf has an ideal size/athleticism combo, and is reportedly fully recovered from a neck injury that ended his 2018 campaign prematurely.”Mike Remmer, Pro Football Focus: CB Byron Murphy (Washington) “Murphy has the best zone instincts of any corner in this draft and the Bills are one of the zone-heaviest teams in the NFL. The value at the offensive skill positions would still be a reach at this point for Buffalo.”Joe Marino, The Draft Network: OT Jawaan Taylor (Florida) “I recently studied Taylor and fell in love with his game. His size Rafael Bush Jersey , mobility, strength and length are plus traits that led to a dominant junior season for the Gators. You just don’t see guys as big as Taylor slide their feet as smoothly as he does with as much body control and ability to connect with defenders in space. He could immediately start at right tackle opposite of Dion Dawkins and provide Buffalo two exciting bookend tackles to protect franchise quarterback Josh Allen while blasting open holes in the run game.”Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: WR Hakeem Butler (Iowa State) “Hear me out on this one … in this scenario, Jonah Williams is unavailable. The defensive line class is super deep, and Buffalo needs more downfield speed for Josh Allen. Butler is a huge wideout with a gigantic catch radius who can fly, and he had stellar production at Iowa State. He accounted for 42 percent of the Cyclones’ receiving yards — a very high figure — in 2018.” ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott overlooked Buffalo’s losing record in making the case the team’s trajectory is pointing up.“Nobody wants to be 6-10,” McDermott said Monday, a day after the Bills closed the season with a 42-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.“I’m more concerned about the direction of the organization,” he added, before referring to the strides Buffalo’s first-round draft picks Womens Marcus Murphy Jersey , quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, have made since Week 1.“As you look at our young football players, namely Josh Allen, Tremaine Edmunds and the games that they had down the stretch, the game they had yesterday, totally different complexion at those positions than it was a year ago,” McDermott said. “So to me, the direction of this football team is a positive one with a lot of work to be done yet.”Optimism prevails in Buffalo despite the Bills taking a significant step back a year after a 9-7 finish in which they ended a 17-year playoff drought.What buoys McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane two seasons into their tenure is seeing signs of their youth movement taking root with Allen and Edmunds at key positions. And they’re further bolstered in knowing the Bills enter the offseason with a tremendous amount of resources to add talent in both free agency and the draft.After spending the past two years purging high-priced contracts and underperforming players, Buffalo can start adding veterans at positions of need.The Bills are projected to be nearly $90 million under the salary cap, according to, and have stockpiled 10 draft picks White Eddie Yarbrough Jerseys , starting with the ninth overall.Just don’t expect Beane to start spending all that money once the free-agency signing period opens in March.“It’s not about having it to spend, it’s about having it to be smart,” Beane said. He remains committed to taking a “judicious” approach in free agency, while continuing to build through the draft.The Bills have numerous positions to address, starting with a patchwork offensive line; a pedestrian running attack that led to running back LeSean McCoy’s least productive season of his 10-year career; and a leadership void with defensive tackle Kyle Williams retiring after 13 seasons.Beane maintained his faith in McCoy and reiterated his intention of having him return to play the final year of his contract.“He is part of our plan,” Beane said. “I’m not a believer that LeSean is done.”McCoy is motivated to be better after finishing with 513 yards rushing while averaging 3.2 yards per carry — both career lows — and scoring three touchdowns.“This is not the production that I’m used to, but it is what it is. I’m tough. I’ll bounce back,” McCoy said Sunday. “This is good for me for a lot of reasons. One of them is that it puts a chip on my shoulder. I always try to have different goals. I think one of them is to prove I still am who I am.”Youth was otherwise the prevailing theme for Buffalo, which had difficulty finding chemistry during a 2-7 start but built an identity by closing 4-3.Allen showed gradual signs of progress in finishing 5-6, including a 3-3 record after missing four games with a sprained right throwing elbow.Though accuracy was an issue, Allen accounted for 18 touchdowns (10 passing , eight rushing), the most by a rookie quarterback in team history. His 631 yards rushing were the most by a Bills quarterback. And Allen topped 200 yards passing in each of his final five games to match the team’s longest streak since Tyrod Taylor in 2015.Buffalo’s top two receivers were second-year player Zay Jones and undrafted rookie Robert Foster.As for Edmunds , the 20-year-old led the team in tackles, had two interceptions — including a one-handed pick on Sunday — and two sacks in 15 games. And he was oversaw a defense that made the jump from finishing 26th in yards allowed a year ago to second this year.The optimism has spilled over to the players.“Things are looking bright and looking up for the future,” said linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who hopes to re-sign with Buffalo this offseason.He can envision Buffalo being in a position to challenge the New England Patriots for the AFC East title next year.“Yeah, why not?” Alexander said. “I’ve played them enough to understand that the mystique that they have, I don’t buy into it. We have the talent there and hopefully we bring in additional pieces that are going to help us do that next season.”