Late night discussion: Most impressive players in September

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After one month of action, the Buffalo Bills are sitting pretty at 3-1 in the standings. The defense has come out looking like one of the best units in the National Football League. The offense has had a number of young, potential long-term pieces show significant promise. 

On both sides of the ball, who have been the most impressive players after the first four weeks of the season? 

Fans headed to Twitter to take part in Tuesday's late night discussion to give their votes on who has shined the brightest during a fast start for the Bills:


A tip of the cap to the young guns:
There are a lot of first and second-year players that have grabbed the attention of the fan base. 

Tremaine Edmunds and Dawson Knox

— Sippin'TheKoolAid (@SThekoolaid) October 2, 2019

Knox and Milano

— Patrick Law (@patlawesome) October 2, 2019

Matt Milano is a huge reason why this defense is good he is everywhere and the run and is a great zone lb, Dawson Knox is an unbelievable athlete but tommy Sweeney impressed me the most, he could do lee smiths job but also catch the ball

— Juulius Chestnut IV (@NickYelich) October 2, 2019

Offense singletary defense edmunds

— Bob Rusch (@BobRuschActor) October 2, 2019

Rookie tight end Dawson Knox and second-year linebacker Tremaine Edmunds were the most popular choices during the discussion.

After John Brown and Cole Beasley, Knox has become the third go-to target for Josh Allen in the passing game. In the last two weeks, Knox has 155 receiving yards and a touchdown on six receptions. 

The former Ole Miss standout is the only reliable large target that can come down with contested catches across the field. He has made players in all facets of the game and has improved week after week. 

Edmunds is having a breakout second season on defense. The 2018 first round pick (16th overall) currently is the fifth-highest graded linebacker according to Pro Football Focus. 


Veterans appear to be reliable as advertised:
Many experienced players on offense and defense received nominations for the most impressive starts to the 2019 season. 

Defense Levi Wallace offense Frank Gore

— Buffalo vs Everybody (@ocokdac) October 2, 2019

Frank Gore, Tre Edmonds

— Sam Mancuso (@ChefSamMancuso) October 2, 2019

Frank Gore is averaging 4.5 yards per-carry (5.4 and 6.4 yards per-carry the last two weeks) at 36-years-old. If there is one person on the planet that should be suspected of finding the fountain of youth, it's Gore. 

Micah Hyde and John Brown hands down

— Dan Mitchell (@danmitchellvlog) October 2, 2019

Brown and Micah Hyde have been two of the most consistent pieces for the Bills early on this season. Brown already has an impressive 23 receptions for 315 yards and one touchdown in four games. The best part is he and Allen haven't even started to connect on the deep balls both are known for. 

Hyde is the glue of this defense and it shows. 


Author's choice:

Brown and Hyde have been stellar over the first month of the season.

Brown was a well-known deep threat during his time with the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens, but he is showing a more well-rounded game in the Bills offense. If he starts hitting the deep plays consistently with Allen, the box score is going to look really good after the season. 

The secondary is a top-three unit in the NFL. It was hard to choose between the likes of Hyde, Tre'Davious White, and Jordan Poyer, but Hyde is the most important piece and he has shown it. 

Over the last two weeks, Hyde has an interception and a forced fumble. He plays all across the formation and is a leader on and off the field. A glue guy in its most natural form. 


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