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2015 NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Duke’s Jamison Crowder could be the next small but dynamic wide receiver to be a high selection in the NFL draft. (Photo: Mark Dolejs — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

If you don’t think there’s a place and demand for small explosive receivers in the NFL, you haven’t been paying attention to the first rounds of the last two drafts. In 2013, the St. Louis Rams traded up with the Buffalo Bills to acquire the No. 8 overall pick and select Tavon Austin, a West Virginia product who is listed at 5’8” and 176 pounds. In similar fashion, the New Orleans Saints traded up seven spots to the No. 20 overall pick in this year’s first round to draft 5’10″, 189-pound Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Listed at 5’9” and 175 pounds by Duke’s official athletics website, senior wide receiver Jamison Crowder is built similarly to Cooks and Austin while possessing a comparable skill set to the recent first-rounders.


Training Camp Observations: 5 Predictions for the 2013 Buffalo Bills Season

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Rookie wide receiver Marquise Goodwin continued to stand out during training camp practices this week. (Photo: Mark Konezny — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Ryan Talbot

My week at Buffalo Bills training camp has sadly come to an end. It has been great to see Buffalo’s young team at work over the last three days and in truth, my expectations have risen after seeing this team live. Based on my three days at camp, here are five predictions I see coming true in 2013.


Why Robert Woods Should Be The 2013 NFL Draft’s Best Wide Receiver

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Selecting Robert Woods in Round 2 could go down as one of the 2013 NFL Draft’s best picks. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills initially held the No. 8 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, which was used to select a wide receiver.

That pick was made by the St. Louis Rams, who traded up eight spots with the Bills to select dynamic West Virginia playmaker Tavon Austin.

The Bills could have used that selection on a much-needed wide receiver, but instead waited until the second round. This was a smart move, as a player who will quite possibly be the 2013 draft class’ best wide receiver fell to their spot at the No. 41 overall selection.

USC’s Robert Woods was passed upon for the draft’s 40 picks, which included four wide receiver selections (Austin, Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins, Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter).


Prospect Preview: New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Alec Lemon has emerged as a big play WR this year for the Orange (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor Anthony D. Macari

Two former Big East rivals match up in what promises to be a high scoring affair in Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The game features exciting offensive playmakers on both sides and a marquee matchup of two of the higher regarded QB prospects for the upcoming draft. West Virginia QB Geno Smith has a chance to be the number 1 pick in the draft come April and Ryan Nassib is a hot name in scouting circles right now and with a solid pre-draft campaign could sneak into the 1st round himself. This one may burn up the score board with the over/under currently set at 80 points due as much to the talent on both teams offenses as the lack of talent on the other side of the ball. Look for Nassib and the Orange to pull out a last minute victory. (more…)

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