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PFF calls extending Taylor Rapp their ‘least favorite’ move by Bills

Taylor Rapp? Pro Football Focus is not a fan.

PFF is not a fan.

The football analytics outlet named their least favorite decision by every NFL team during the free agency. For the Buffalo Bills, extending safety Taylor Rapp was not the move they would have done.

Here’s why PFF thinks so:

Buffalo is moving on from the dynamic duo of Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, who had an incredible run as the starting safety tandem for years. Rapp is a good box defender, and the Bills structured this deal in a way that they can approach it year to year while also buying out two additional years from Rapp.

This deal could effectively be a one-year, $4.2 million pact, which is not bad at all. With so many safeties available, it just felt like Buffalo could’ve gotten really stingy at the position while spending a bit more elsewhere, such as on the offensive line.

PFF does not completely hate the move… but the outlet is not the biggest fan. Rapp has some doubters.

What’s working in Rapp’s favorite is Jordan Poyer leaving. That appears to be his better position and not the one he mostly played last season. That opening is his to prove PFF wrong. He signed a three-year extension in Buffalo.

In his first season with the Bills, Rapp accounted for 50 total tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, half a sack, two pass breakups, an interception, and a fumble recovery. He appeared on 421 defensive snaps and another 191 on special teams.

Rapp was originally a second-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams in the 2019 NFL draft.

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Story originally appeared on Bills Wire