AFC East remaining team needs

Breaking down the top six areas to address for every squad in the draft

Originally Published: April 5, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
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With NFL free agency slowing down, teams are in the middle of setting their draft boards for the 2012 NFL draft. No team filled all of its roster holes in free agency, so where are the areas of weakness for each roster heading into the draft?

Here are the top six needs for every NFL team leading into the draft, broken up by division. The AFC list will be released on Thursday, while the NFC comes out on Friday.


Buffalo Bills

Top needs:
1. Left tackle: Demetress Bell is in Philadelphia now, so if the Bills don't draft a replacement early, they could move RT Erik Pears to the left side. The Bills do like young second-year T Chris Hairston but need an impact left tackle.

2. Wide receiver: Even though Steve Johnson is back, this offense needs a perimeter weapon with speed to take the pressure off their one difference-maker on the outside. Buffalo has decent complementary wideouts for sub packages but really needs a quality No. 2 wide receiver.


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Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.