Inside The Bills

Woods: “Never back down from competition”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 29, 2015 – 9:21 pm


The eve of round one of the NFL Draft. We continued to preview the upcoming weekend and get you ready for the when Bills pick at fifty Friday night. The Bills players rolling on with their voluntary offseason workouts. Post-practice we caught up with head coach Rex Ryan, quarterback Matt Cassel, and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. You heard from them as well as from the listeners as they chimed in with their thoughts on the Draft.

robert woodsBills wide receiver Robert Woods was kind enough to etch out some time to sit down with us in-studio. Woods is entering his third year in the league and is coming off a successful 2014 campaign. He talked about the new addition of Percy Harvin and the development of teammate Sammy Watkins. Woods went on to discuss the competition across the board on the roster, including what he has seen from the battle at quarterback.

“You should never back down from competition. It always makes a player better. Seeing all these quarterbacks flying around, we’re just trying to do our job and stay connected to these quarterbacks. Right now, they’re all on key, throwing the ball on the money so it’s going to be a tough competition going into training camp.

We reached out to our friend at ESPN, Draft Analyst Kevin Weidl who re-joined the show to preview the Draft. Weidl talked about the top of the first round and what might happen at the number two pick, which belongs to Auburn Georgia Footballthe Tennessee Titans. He also weighed in with his thoughts on the number three quarterback after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, why he feels Todd Gurley could be the first running back off the board in the first round, and the depth in this year’s wide receiver group.

Finally, sticking with the NFL Draft, Tony Villiotti from National Football Post called in to talk about his recent article on the site where he Ranks NFL Teams by Draft Class. Villiotti reviewed the draft class of each team from 2005 through 2012 and the Bills ranked fairly high in regards to their draft success.

“Of the eight drafts, they’re (The Bills) in the top ten four times, that’s half the time. Only one team, that being the Packers, did better than them.”

To hear more from Villiotti’s study and the rest of Wednesday’s John Murphy Show, click here.

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