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What Preston Brown Brings to the Buffalo Bills

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Buffalo Bills went to the defensive side of the ball in Round 3 to select Louisville’s Preston Brown. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

After utilizing their first two selections on offensive players, the Buffalo Bills turned their attention to the defensive side of the ball in the third round, investing the 73rd pick in the 2014 NFL draft on Louisville inside linebacker Preston Brown.

A three-year starter in the middle of the Louisville defense, Preston Brown has been a consistent contributor. He had one of the best games of his career on the biggest stage of his career when he had 13 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss in the Cardinals’ Sugar Bowl victory over the Florida Gators at the end of his junior season.

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What Sammy Watkins Brings to the Buffalo Bills

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Buffalo Bills added an explosive playmaker to their offense by trading up for Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. (Photo: Adam Hunger — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

The Buffalo Bills haven’t made the playoffs since 1999. In a move to end that drought in 2014, first-year general manager Doug Whaley made an aggressive trade with the Cleveland Browns to move up from number nine overall to the fourth slot and select Clemson star wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

To complete the trade, the Bills parted with their 2015 first- and fourth-round selections. In what is widely considered to be an extremely deep draft, the Bills did not have to part with any of their 2014 draft picks to get Watkins.

After investing a first-round selection on quarterback EJ Manuel, this move was all about building an arsenal of weapons around Manuel that puts him in the best possible position to succeed.

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