PFF: Who are the Bills’ 3 best players to build around?

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Pro Football Focus named the Buffalo Bills’ three players on their roster to best suited for the team to build around. While wanting to objectively debate the football analytics outlet’s findings at times, it’s going to be hard for Western New York to do so this time.

In completing the exercise, PFF named Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and Tre’Davious White as the team’s three cornerstones. Hard to poke any holes in that idea:

QB Josh Allen
WR Stefon Diggs
CB Tre’Davious White

Allen is fresh off one of the biggest third-year leaps at the quarterback position in NFL history. His elite physical tools paired with the improved accuracy he showcased during the 2020 season makes him one of the quarterbacks best suited to challenge Patrick Mahomes for the next decade. Diggs should help there for years to come, as well. He joins A.J. Brown and Julio Jones as the only two wide receivers to average at least 2.4 yards per route run in each of the past two seasons.

White is the clear player for Buffalo to center its efforts on defensively. Just over 17% of the targets into his coverage have resulted in either a pass breakup or an interception over his career, a top-five mark among qualifiers at the position.

Allen and Diggs, in a sense, can be viewed as one in the same. The QB does the throwing and the wideout does the catching and elite playmaking. In their first season together, that duo showed the NFL that their chemistry together is amongst the best in the league. It’s only going to grow, too.

On White… what is there to say? Since almost Day 1 as a rookie, he has been impressive.

But what PFF brings into focus here is the biggest Bills offseason headline. Allen is currently under contract through the 2022 season, and Buffalo will want that to be a lot longer. The quarterback needs a long-term extension.

Thankfully, all signs point to that getting done, sooner or later.

On Diggs and White, they are locked up through the 2023 and 2025 seasons, respectively. White signed a long-term extension last season and after Allen’s contract is figured out, Diggs might be one that follows soon after.

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