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Brooks: Bills 2015 draft class was a gem

Posted by Chris Brown on February 24, 2016 – 6:24 pm

Former Bills WR and current NFL Network draft analyst Bucky Brooks had high praise for the Bills 2015 draft class. Appearing on the John Murphy Show, Brooks outlined why he felt it was so strong despite the fact that the team did not have a first-round pick.

“I think they had a major coup in terms of the guys they were able to bring in,” said Brooks. “Ronald Darby has been an outstanding player. He was a player who was vying for NFL Rookie of the Year honors. He looks like a CB1, a guy that you can put on people and lock up receivers. I know they did that at times during the year. I also like what Karlos Williams was able to do as a backup to Shady McCoy. Showed some big play ability, but is physical between the tackles. Nice piece to the offensive puzzle.”

Brooks also mentioned third-round pick John Miller as a solid starter. The John Murphy Show is broadcasting live from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis through Friday from 7-9 pm ET on Bills flagship station WGR Sportradio 550.

Buffalobills.com Combine coverage is presented by NAPA Auto Parts.


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AVP on Wednesday’s John Murphy Show

Posted by johnmurphyshow on January 16, 2013 – 5:14 pm

He played in Buffalo, coached in Buffalo, and made many friends along the way. Tonight, former Bills QB Alex Van Pelt joins us on The John Murphy Show.

Van Pelt just wrapped up his first year as the Running Backs Coach for the Green Bay Packers, after two years before that with Tampa Bay. The Pack saw their season end with their divisional round playoff loss in San Francisco last Saturday night.

Tonight, Alex Van Pelt joins us at 720pm and we’ll ask about the Packers season, and about the injury-plagued season of Niagara Falls native James Starks, a Green Bay running back. We’ll also get Alex’s take on the Bills new Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Van Pelt and Hackett worked closely together in 2008-09 when both were members of the Bills offensive coaching staff.

Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas joins us in studio at 8pm for his usual weekly visit. Thurman always has fresh and original takes on the Bills and the NFL.

And at 820pm, another former Bills player, Bucky Brooks, will be on the line with us from the East-West Shrine Game in St Petersburg, Florida. Brooks was Buffalo’s 2nd round draft pick in 1994 out of North Carolina. Since his playing days ended, he’s become a personnel man in the NFL, working with the Seahawks and Panthers. And for the last few years, he’s become a draft expert for the NFL Network and NFL.com. We’ll ask Bucky about the prospects in the upcoming draft.

We always have time for phone calls and comments from listeners. The John Murphy Show airs weeknights from 7pm-9pm on the flagship station of the Bills, WGR Sports Radio 550.


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