3 Bills Players in Danger of Losing Their Starting Jobs in the 2020 NFL Season
The Buffalo Bills are coming off a breakout 2019 campaign that saw the team clinch a playoff berth in 2020. With Tom Brady finally out of the division, the team wasted no time bolstering the roster, adding big-name talents like Stefon Diggs in the offseason.
With the added pressure that comes with high expectations, there could be plenty of competition for starting roles in 2020. With that in mind, here are three Bills' that could lose their starting role.
1. Cody Ford, OT
Cody Ford was the Bills' second-round pick in 2019, logging 708 snaps for the team at right tackle. He didn't perform particularly well, though, receiving a 52.4 grade from Pro Football Focus. There has been some speculation that Ford could be a better fit along the interior of the line, and he'll face some competition from free agent addition Daryl Williams. Williams' play has fallen off due to injuries, but he was a fantastic option as recently as 2017 (77.2 grade from PFF). If he's healthy, expect the 27-year-old to push Ford for RT duties in 2020.
2. Jerry Hughes, DE & Trent Murphy, DE
Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy were both solid players last season. But the Bills invested their first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft in A.J. Epenesa. Judging by the latest 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, Epenesa looks suited for a big role this season. Expect the Iowa product to push Hughes and Murphy for starting duties.
3. Devin Singletary, RB
Devin Singletary was excellent when he was on the field last season. He did miss four games, though. While he was able to regain the lead back duties upon his return, his primary competition for playing time was older veteran Frank Gore. Now that Buffalo has added Zack Moss via the NFL Draft, Singletary will face some real competition in 2020. He averaged 17.2 rush attempts per game from Week 11 on, but Moss could eat into that workload going forward.
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