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Bills recent early round draft history praised

Posted by Chris Brown on February 14, 2014 – 9:26 am

The Bills haven’t reached critical mass in the win column yet, but the roster they’ve put together largely through the draft is going to get them to their destination sooner rather than later. That’s what NFL.com believes after examining each NFL team’s draft history over the last 10 years in rounds one and two.

In examining the Bills first and second-round picks over the last several years they made the following assessment.

Buffalo Bills: Don’t look now, but 10 of the 13 Bills players drafted in Rounds 1 and 2 over the past five years have gone on to become solid starters — several with Pro Bowl potential. Aaron Maybin and Torell Troup were certified flops, and the jury remains out on EJ Manuel.

Here’s a look at the 10 hits they were presumably referring to in rounds one and two over the past five years.

2009 – Eric Wood, Jairus Byrd, Andy Levitre
2010 – C.J. Spiller
2011 – Marcell Dareus, Aaron Williams
2012 – Stephon Gilmore, Cordy Glenn
2013 – Kiko Alonso, Robert Woods


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