BBD Editor: Dan Hope
The NFL’s waiver process reopened Tuesday, as the 2015 offseason is officially underway, and the Bills took advantage by claiming wide receiver Justin Brown, who was let go by the Pittsburgh Steelers in December.
BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis
The Big Ten Conference had an uncharacteristically low amount of players selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. In 2013, only 22 Big Ten players were selected, although their average for the previous five drafts was 32.
As the penultimate pick of the first round, Travis Frederick was the only Big Ten selection of the first round. Had two more selections passed without a Big Ten pick, it would have been the first time the Big Ten didn’t have a first-round selection since 1953.
The outlook for the 2014 draft, however, looks better. Led by Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby, it won’t be long before a Big Ten player hears their name called next May.
Lewan and Roby are potential top-10 draft picks, but there are many more Big Ten prospects to watch as well. Let’s take a look at some of the conference’s sleeper prospects.
Adam Caplan who is an NFL reporter for Sirius XM Radio mentioned today that he was hearing the NFL Supplemental Draft was going to be set for July 15th. The NFL Supplemental Draft is an often overlooked event that is intended to allow players who missed the early entry filing deadline for that year’s NFL draft and something has arisen that has caused them to lose their eligibility. (more…)
The Bills have apparently really zeroed in on a potential depth issue with their back line as they signed three SAF’s as UDFA and another couple via try-out invites. For a group who many were pleasantly surprised with last year its clear that the Bills feel like they can be even better. (more…)