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Kiko Alonso vs. Sheldon Richardson: Who Should Be NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Kiko Alonso’s production and constancy on the Buffalo Bills defense could earn him Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

The Associated Press’ NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting is projected to be a tight race between two AFC East impact players, Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Kiko Alonso and New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.

The ballots have already been cast, but the winner will not be revealed until this year’s NFL Honors on Feb. 1. Who deserves to win this year’s award? Below, staff writer Ryan Glaze argues Alonso’s case to be the first Buffalo Bill to win the award since Shane Conlan in 1987, while editor Dan Hope explains why his vote would go to Richardson.

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BBD Week in Review: 4/28 – 5/5

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Coming off of the 2013 NFL Draft, much of last week’s attention was placed upon quarterback E.J. Manuel and the Bills’ eight draft choices. (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Each Monday, we’ll take a look back at the biggest and best stories pertaining to the Buffalo Bills, NFL Draft and NFL from within Buffalo Bills Draft, around the NFL Draft Sites Network and around the web from the past week.

This was my first week as the Editor of BBD — if you’d like to learn more about me, you can read my introductory post.

Last Week’s Stories
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Buffalo Bills: Pick-by-Pick 2013 NFL Draft Review

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills drafted E.J. Manuel with the No. 16 overall selection. (Photo: US Presswire)

The Buffalo Bills made eight selections in total in the 2013 NFL Draft, adding four weapons for their passing offense, two safeties, an inside linebacker and a placekicker.

As the Bills now set their sights on earning their winning season since 2004 and first postseason berth since 1999, the performance of their rookie crop will be key.

While they may not necessarily have significant contributions in year one from each player, including first-round quarterback E.J. Manuel, they need some of their players to progress quickly and make plays on the field in Buffalo this season for the Bills to make a step forward toward contentio.

Let’s take a look at each of the Bills’ selection, and assess how well the team did in addressing their needs and obtaining value.

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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:

QB

1. Tyler Bray-Tennessee

2. Matt Scott-Arizona

3. Ryan Griffin-Tulane

4. Matt Brown-Illinois State

5. Collin Klein-Kansas

RB

1. George Winn-Cincinnati

2. Micheal Ford-LSU

3. Matthew Tucker-TCU

4. Cierre Wood-Notre Dame

5. Cameron Marshall-Arizona State

WR

1. Da’Rick Rogers-Tennessee Tech

2. Marcus Davis-Virginia Tech

3. Mark Harrison-Rutgers

4. Brandon Kaufman-Eastern Washington

5. Conner Vernon-Duke

TE

1. Ryan Otten-San Jose State

2. Joseph Fauria-UCLA

3. Jake Stoneburner-Ohio State

4. Lucas Reed-New Mexico

5. Matt Furstenburg-Maryland

OT

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

OG

1. Alvin Bailey-Arkansas

2. Lamar Mady-Youngstown State

3. Omoregie Uzzi-Georgia Tech

4. Stephane Milhim-UMass

5. Lane Taylor-Oklahoma State

OC

1. Matt Stankiewitch-Penn State

2. Joseph Madsen-West Virginia

3. Mario Benavides-Louisville

4. PJ Lonegran-LSU

5. Graham Pocic-Illinois

DE

1. Wes Horton-USC

2. Craig Roh-Michigan

3. Marquis Jackson-Portland STate

4. Willie Jefferson-Stephen F Austin

5. Emeka Onyenekwu-UL-Lafayette

DT

1.Kwame Geathers-UGA

2. Brent Russell-Georgia Southern

3. TJ Barnes-Georgia Tech

4. Brandon Moore-Texas

5. Abry Jones-Georgia

OLB

1. Keith Pough-Howard

2. Michael Clay-Oregon

3. Kenny Tate-Maryland

4. Ja’Gared Davis-SMU

5. Cameron Lawrence-Mississippi State

ILB

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

CB

1. Daxton Swanson-Sam Houston State

2. Josh Johnson-Purdue

3. Nigel Malone-Kansas State

4. Nickell Robey-USC

5. Johnny Adams-Michigan State

S

1. Tony Jefferson-Oklahoma

2. Rontez Miles-Cal (Pa)

3. Ray Ray Armstrong-Faulkner

4.  Kejuan Riley-Alabama State

5. Robert Lester-Alabama


Bills To Workout Six QB’s

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The Bills will be working out Matt Barkley in a private workout (Photo: US Presswire)

Thanks to Chris Brown’s link to the Toronto Sun interview with GM Buddy Nix last night we now know that the Bills intend to work out six QB’s in the pre-draft process. The question becomes who are those six? (more…)



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