Bills Wall of Famer Andre Reed was drafted in 1985 when Buffalo took two wide receivers (Reed and Chris Burkett). It’s partly why Reed took notice when the Bills took a pair of wide receivers in the draft this year in Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. Those additions also have him keenly interested in how the passing game plays out for the Bills this fall.
“It’s interesting that they took a pair of receivers. It might be the first time since I was drafted. I’m real excited about what Doug (Marrone) wants to do there, and the offensive coordinator and what he wants to do,” said Reed. “A big, strong quarterback in EJ (Manuel), really mobile guy and in Buffalo you’ve got to have a strong arm and he has a strong arm. It’ll be interesting to see. It looks like on paper they want to open it up with that West Coast style offense and get the guys the ball early so they can do something with the ball. It should be an exciting year. I think C.J. Spiller is really exciting. He’s got to be.”
Actually there have been several times that the Bills have taken a pair of receivers in the draft, although the 2013 draft is the first time the Bills have drafted a pair of receivers in the first four rounds since 1989 when Buffalo took Don Beebe (round 3) and John Kolesar (round 4).
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