Brandon Beane constantly said that Buffalo Bills would choose the best player available with the ninth overall election in 2019 NFL Draft. When the ninth pick rolled around, Ed Oliver was clearly the best player available and Beane turned out to be a man of his words by choosing Houston defensive tackle.
Most of the accounts were picked a slam dunk for the bills.
CBS Sports & Adam Schein called the election "an absolute steal" and Nora Princiotti of Boston Globe had the night in the queue when she said, "Ed Oliver is such a heist of 9 CBS Sports thought the bills also made a good choice and gave the bills an A class.
While many national analysts and media members praised the transition, Sports Illustrated Andy Benoit team thought could have used the election to address more pressing needs.
The SI.com author gave the move a C class. Here's what he said.
It was probably that the bills saw this as a point of value. And after signing Star Lotulelei for big money in the free agency last year, to pair with the 201
While Benoit mentioned Buffalo's top three defensive tackles before the addition of Oliver, he failed to mention that Jordan Phillips is only under contract for a season and that none of the three players have the interior passes rushing ability that Oliver brings to the table.