Posts Tagged ‘Sophomore Spotlight’

Sophomore Spotlight: Zebrie Sanders

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Zebrie Sanders never got a chance to see the field in his rookie season due to hip surgery. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

The last installment of Buffalo Bills Draft’s six-part Sophomore Spotlight series focuses on Zebrie Sanders, Buffalo’s fifth-round selection.

Since Sanders did not play in his rookie season, this entry is shorter than the others. After reading Sanders’ Sophomore Spotlight, be sure to check out the bottom of the page to find out how you could win an autographed card of each player in the series!

Zebrie Sanders

Selected Round 5, Pick 144 from Florida State

Sanders was the last Bills draft selection to make the roster in 2012.

Sanders received a pre-draft rating of 82.7 from NFL.com — that put Sanders on the high end of NFL.com’s “Eventual Starter” scale, and graded as a second-round value. Thus, Sanders provided great value to the Bills as a fifth-round selection.

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Sophomore Spotlight: Ron Brooks

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

The Bills will be counting on more play from Ron Brooks in 2013 after an injury-plagued rookie season. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

The fifth installment of Buffalo Bills Draft’s six-part Sophomore Spotlight series focuses on Buffalo’s second 2012 fourth-round pick, Ron Brooks.

Ron Brooks

Selected Round 4, Pick 124 from LSU

When the Bills selected Ron Brooks in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, they were making an attempt to add talent and depth to their secondary.

Brooks was an interesting pick. He played in 53 games in his four-year career at LSU, but only started three of said games. This was due to the amount of talent that LSU had at the cornerback position. Brooks played alongside Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne during his time with the Tigers, both of whom were top-6 overall draft choices (Peterson in 2011, Claiborne in 2012).

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BBD Week In Review: 5/6-5/12

Monday, May 13th, 2013

E.J. Manuel and Robert Woods continued to garner attention at BBD in the week leading up to rookie camp. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The current week is already off to an active start for the Buffalo Bills, with news of Buddy Nix’s resignation coming Monday from One Bills Drive.

The past week has been an active one here at Buffalo Bills Draft, in a week that also included E.J. Manuel and the Bills’ other rookies taking the field at mini camp. Let’s take a look at the biggest stories regarding the Bills and NFL draft from BBD, around the NFL Draft Sites Network and around the web.

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Sophomore Spotlight: Nigel Bradham

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Linebacker Nigel Bradham should be in line for significantly more playing time in his second season with the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

The fourth installment of Buffalo Bills Draft’s six-part Sophomore Spotlight series focuses on 2012 fourth-round pick, Nigel Bradham.

Nigel Bradham

Selected Round 4, Pick 105 from Florida State

Heading into the 2012 NFL draft, Buffalo needed to upgrade its linebackers. The team had veteran linebacker Nick Barnett and plenty of question marks. Bradham was considered to be great value in the fourth round.

Bradham led the Seminoles in tackles from 2009-2011. He finished his four seasons at Florida State with 305 total tackles (188 solo). He also had 21.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks and three interceptions in 53 games. In 2011, Bradham made many defensive plays to help the Seminoles finish 9-4.

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Sophomore Spotlight: T.J. Graham

Friday, May 10th, 2013

T.J. Graham will have step up his game in his sophomore season, as he will face heavy competition for playing time at wide receiver. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

The third installment of Buffalo Bills Draft’s six-part Sophomore Spotlight series focuses on 2012 third-round pick, T.J. Graham.

 

T.J. Graham

Selected Round 3, Pick 69 from North Carolina State

When Buffalo selected wide receiver T.J. Graham in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft, many fans and draftniks were surprised. Graham was coming off of his most productive season in college, but the results were not overly impressive.

In his senior season, he caught 46 passes for 757 yards (16.5 yard average) and seven touchdowns, all of which were career highs for Graham. His four-year totals at North Carolina State were 99 receptions for 1,453 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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