I was encouraged by Buffalo Bills 2019 NFL Draft selections, especially Ed Oliver out of Houston at defensive tackle. Oliver has a high motor and can be moved from defensive tackle to possibly nose guard and can be a tough individual to handle in a pass rushing situation. I would have selected Jawaan Taylor right tackle out of Florida. The Bills also had an opportunity to draft Alabama tight end Irv Smith, Jr., whose father was a successful NFL player and reminds me of Ossie Newsome with his blocking and pass catching skills. He could have made a big difference in the passing game and could have been a major asset for Bills QB Josh Allen. Instead the Bills chose offensive tackle Cody Ford who seems to be a pass blocking specialist after blocking for Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. They both are mobile QB’s that like to move around in the pocket and can make plays once the play breaks down, which bodes well for a QB like Bills Josh Allen.
The Bills passed on all the wide receivers including my pick of Riley Ridley and most likely will bring some receivers in among the undrafted free agents that will be announced by the team in the coming days.
The Bills have signed former UB QB Tyree Jackson and defensive back Cam Lewis. These signings along with the other eight undrafted free agents will be announced soon. I also like wide receiver David Stills out of West Virginia, who could have been a good QB if he were given the chance to play the position. It’s a shame how Black QB’s are treated and not given a fair shot at playing the position. How about New York Giants General Manager David Gettleman drafting a White QB out of Duke, Daniel Jones known for throwing interceptions while passing on Ohio State QB Dwayne Hoskins, who has a 70% passer rating while Jones was only 59.9% rating! Jones threw 29 interceptions while Haskins 9 interceptions. Haskins was the best QB in the draft and was picked at 15th overall. Jones picked at 6th overall is clear that Black QB’s are still stereotyped as not being as good as marginal White QB’s. Dave Gettleman is in his mid 70’s and could not let go of old school racist stereotypes against Black QB’s and just set the Giants back another two to three years; especially after trading away star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Gettleman did not like an unapologetic Black man on the Giants football team voicing his own opinions and hurried up and traded him away, severely handicapping his team for the upcoming season.
The Bill Polians and David Gettlemans of the NFL world are dinosaurs, they’re backwards thinking of Blacks not being capable of being leaders is straight out of the 1950’s and 1960’s where people of color stayed in their place and did as they were told by wWhite folks. New York Giants ownership and management just allowed an outdated old man to ruin their football team for years to come. It’s only fitting since they fired two time Super Bowl Champion General Manager Jerry Reese (African American) and replaced him with days gone by Dave Gettleman!