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I Will Say I Told You So: AFC East Breakout Players for 2013

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Shane Vereen is one of three running backs projected to be breakout players in the AFC East this year. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

Every year in the NFL, players seem to burst onto the scene, grabbing the collective attention of fans and opposing teams.

Last season, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and New England Patriots running back Steven Ridley were among the players who built off of early career performances and exploded in a big way, proving themselves to be legitimate NFL stars and players that opposing teams need to gameplan for.

Predicting who is going to breakout is an inexact science, but certainly a fun game to play. Looking at players’ overall skill sets, college pedigree, brief professional experience and the opportunity presented by their 2013 situation, I’ve selected an offensive and defensive player from each team in the AFC East who I think is primed for a breakout season.


Allow Me To Introduce Myself

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Like the Buffalo BIlls, BBD will have a new quarterback under center for the upcoming season. (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

If you’re a Buffalo Bills fan, you have many reasons to be excited for the 2013 NFL season. With a new head coach (Doug Marrone) comes change and upgrade on both sides of the ball. The new offense could be led by a promising rookie quarterback prospect (E.J. Manuel), while the receiving corps will be bolstered by new playmakers including second-round pick Robert Woods, and one of the league’s most explosive playmakers, C.J. Spiller, returns to the backfield. The new defensive scheme — called the “amoeba” by some — will create more opportunities for playmakers like Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Stephon Gilmore and Jairus Byrd to swing games in the Bills’ favor.


Parting Thoughts

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

(Photo: US Presswire)

By Matthew Elder

As the 2013 NFL Draft came to a close last night so did my time as editor, writer, and scout for this site. In the last two years it has been one heck of a ride and I can say I leave this site knowing that it has become something I’m proud of. When James first approached me three summers ago with this crazy idea I have no clue if it would actually work, let alone morph into what is now nine team sites with more coming this summer. I owe James everything when it comes to my little piece of success and exposure. (more…)

Buffalo Bills: Undrafted Free Agents Preview

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Tyler Bray will be available for a team in need of a developmental quarterback as an undrafted free agent. (Photo: US Presswire)

With the final pick in the 2013 NFL Draft now complete, it’s time to turn our attention to the madness that is about to ensue as undrafted free agents are signed throughout the league. Here are our Top 5 players at every position that went undrafted:


1. Tyler Bray-Tennessee

2. Matt Scott-Arizona

3. Ryan Griffin-Tulane

4. Matt Brown-Illinois State

5. Collin Klein-Kansas


1. George Winn-Cincinnati

2. Micheal Ford-LSU

3. Matthew Tucker-TCU

4. Cierre Wood-Notre Dame

5. Cameron Marshall-Arizona State


1. Da’Rick Rogers-Tennessee Tech

2. Marcus Davis-Virginia Tech

3. Mark Harrison-Rutgers

4. Brandon Kaufman-Eastern Washington

5. Conner Vernon-Duke


1. Ryan Otten-San Jose State

2. Joseph Fauria-UCLA

3. Jake Stoneburner-Ohio State

4. Lucas Reed-New Mexico

5. Matt Furstenburg-Maryland


1. Rogers Gaines-Tennessee State

2. Mark Jackson-Glenville State

3. Luke Marquardt-Azusa Pacific

4. Manase Foketi-West Texas A&M

5. Chris Faulk-LSU


1. Alvin Bailey-Arkansas

2. Lamar Mady-Youngstown State

3. Omoregie Uzzi-Georgia Tech

4. Stephane Milhim-UMass

5. Lane Taylor-Oklahoma State


1. Matt Stankiewitch-Penn State

2. Joseph Madsen-West Virginia

3. Mario Benavides-Louisville

4. PJ Lonegran-LSU

5. Graham Pocic-Illinois


1. Wes Horton-USC

2. Craig Roh-Michigan

3. Marquis Jackson-Portland STate

4. Willie Jefferson-Stephen F Austin

5. Emeka Onyenekwu-UL-Lafayette


1.Kwame Geathers-UGA

2. Brent Russell-Georgia Southern

3. TJ Barnes-Georgia Tech

4. Brandon Moore-Texas

5. Abry Jones-Georgia


1. Keith Pough-Howard

2. Michael Clay-Oregon

3. Kenny Tate-Maryland

4. Ja’Gared Davis-SMU

5. Cameron Lawrence-Mississippi State


1. Jonathan Stewart-Texas A&M

2. Taylor Reed-SMU

3. Shaq Wilson-South Carolina

4. Dwayne Woods-Bowling Green

5. Kevin Reddick-North Carolina


1. Daxton Swanson-Sam Houston State

2. Josh Johnson-Purdue

3. Nigel Malone-Kansas State

4. Nickell Robey-USC

5. Johnny Adams-Michigan State


1. Tony Jefferson-Oklahoma

2. Rontez Miles-Cal (Pa)

3. Ray Ray Armstrong-Faulkner

4.  Kejuan Riley-Alabama State

5. Robert Lester-Alabama

Buffalo Bills select Jonathan Meeks (5th Round – 143rd Overall)

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

The Bills decide to go back to the safety position and have drafted safety Jonathan Meeks with their 5th Round pick. Meeks came to Clemson from the same town as last year’s #1 pick Stephon Gilmore and was a two sport star both in football and basketball. (more…)

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