Posts Tagged ‘Levi Brown’

Stevie Johnson: Underappreciated and Overcriticized

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Stevie Johnson’s time in Buffalo didn’t always receive favorable reviews, but he was better than he got credit for. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

The Stevie Johnson era is over in Buffalo. The Bills traded Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday for a 2015 fourth-round pick that can be bumped up to a 3rd.

This article isn’t about the trade or how Buffalo’s offense will look without him in 2014. No, this is about one of the most underappreciated and overcriticized players in recent memory. The majority of fans were positive about Johnson, but there was a small yet vocal group of people who bashed Johnson whenever they could.

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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Defensive Tackles

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald is the star of this year’s defensive tackle class. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

There are plenty of talented defensive tackles available in the 2014 NFL Draft but the group as a whole lacks players with a complete skill set. Some of the prospects are stout run defenders who lack pass-rush ability; others are undersized prospects who are good penetrators but will struggle to hold up against NFL defensive linemen.

Aaron Donald headlines the defensive tackle class. Donald is an explosive penetrating defensive tackle who wrecks havoc on the interior. Donald has incredible first-step quickness and strength out of his stance that is troubling for guards to handle. He has quick, violent hands which he utilizes to beat his opponent. He has the strength to dispose of blockers and make plays in the backfield.

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BBD Week in Review: 5/27-6/2

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Jason Verrett was among the players looked at by BBD this week as potential 2014 NFL draft first-round picks for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

A new month is upon us, and June here at Buffalo Bills Draft means we are growing ever closer to the start of the 2013 football season. We are excited to continue bringing you some of the web’s most unique and high-quality content previewing the Buffalo Bills’ 2013 season, looking ahead to the 2014 NFL draft and also looking back at recent Bills seasons as we continue to churn through the NFL offseason.

Let’s take a look back at the best content from the past week from here at BBD, around the NFL Draft Sites Network and around the web.

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Grading the Buffalo Bills’ 2010 NFL Draft: Late Round Picks

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Danny Batten only had one playing season with the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

Buffalo Bills Draft’s seventh installment of “Grading the Buffalo Bills’ 2010 NFL Draft” takes a look at Buffalo’s late picks, Danny Batten, Levi Brown and Kyle Calloway.

Round 6, Pick 192 : Danny Batten, DE/LB, South Dakota State

Batten, much like Arthur Moats, was another small-school athlete that the Bills had hoped would fit into their 3-4 defense as depth.

Round 7, Pick 209: Levi Brown, QB, Troy

Buffalo didn’t address the quarterback position early in the draft, so they took a flier on Brown, a developmental prospect.

Round 7, Pick 216: Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa

Calloway was a prospect that fell later than expected in the draft. He seemed like a very strong value pick in the seventh round.

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