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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Inside Linebackers

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Alabama’s C.J. Mosley is the only first-round prospect in this year’s draft class of inside linebackers. (Photo: Chuck Cook — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

The 2014 draft class of inside linebackers looks to be about par for the course. A variety of skill sets with an overall lack of quality at the bottom of the rankings is what I have come to expect from the position, and this year appears to be no different.

Alabama’s C.J. Mosley is far and away the premier talent of this group and will be on everyone’s early list for 2014 defensive rookie of the year. Depending on what teams are looking for, players with starter upside could be had throughout the first four rounds.

An average of 11 inside linebackers have been drafted each year over the past five drafts. I have graded 16 prospects as draftable this year.

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Brandon Spikes Could Be the Answer to Buffalo Bills’ Problems on Run Defense

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Former New England Patriots run-stopper Brandon Spikes is set to become the Buffalo Bills’ middle linebacker. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills continued to bulk up their defensive front seven Friday by signing former New England Patriots middle linebacker Brandon Spikes. The deal, which was first reported by This Given Sunday’s Chris Trapasso Friday afternoon and confirmed by the team early Saturday morning, is a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The new addition could be the missing piece for Buffalo’s talented-yet-flawed front seven.

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What Will Fred Pagac Bring to Buffalo from Minnesota? Q&A with Vikings Writer Arif Hasan

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Fred Pagac will coach Buffalo’s linebackers in 2014. (Photo: Bruce Kluckohn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Arif Hasan, who covers the Minnesota Vikings for the Daily Norseman and Bleacher Report, recently took the time to share his thoughts with Buffalo Bills Draft on new Buffalo linebackers coach Fred Pagac. Pagac spent the past eight years on Minnesota’s coaching staff as linebackers coach and for one year, defensive coordinator (2011).

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Buffalo Bills Hire Pepper Johnson, Fred Pagac to Fill Vacancies on Defensive Coaching Staff

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Fred Pagac was one of two new additions to the Buffalo Bills defensive coaching staff announced Friday. (Photo: Bruce Kluckohn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills continued reconstructing their defensive coaching staff Friday by announcing the hires of Pepper Johnson as defensive line coach and Fred Pagac as linebackers coach.

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Buffalo Bills Fire Linebackers Coach Chuck Driesbach

Monday, January 13th, 2014

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Doug Marrone has kept all of his coordinators in tact going into his second season as head coach, but he has already made two changes to his coaching staff. One of those changes came Monday, when the Bills announced linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach was relieved of his duties.

The 2013 season was Driesbach’s 37th year as a football coach, but his first with the Bills and in the National Football League altogether.

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