Some NFL teams draft for need, and some draft strictly with an eye on talent. Either way, most teams still have weaknesses on the roster after the draft is over. Below, Football Outsiders looks at the biggest hole on each NFL roster now that the draft is done.
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By Scott Kacsmar
The Bills immediately hit on some of their biggest needs in the draft with wide receiver Zay Jones, right tackle Dion Dawkins and cornerback Tre'Davious White. They did not, however, select a tight end in what was a rich draft for the position. Charles Clay has been serviceable for the team the past two years, but nowhere near worth the sixth-highest average salary at his position. While Clay led the team in targets in 2016 due to Sammy Watkins' injury, he also averaged a career-low 9.7 yards per catch, and his 36.8 receiving yards per game were his lowest since 2012. The Bills are paying above-market value for below-average play at the tight end position, and that will likely continue through 2017.