Continuing our reassessment of the Bills 2015 NFL Draft. We pitched to the listeners tonight’s topic; Post-draft, which is the deepest position group on the current Bills roster? Plenty of reaction on that, from wide receiver, to running back, to the defensive side of the ball and cornerback. As the Bills players continue their offseason workouts, we heard from CB Stephon Gilmore to begin the show as well.
Bills center Eric Wood was first up on tonight’s guest list. Wood talked about his upcoming Dinner for a Difference on June 8th, which will raise money for the Eric Wood Foundation, helping provide at-risk children and families in the Buffalo area with encouragement, support, resources, and life-changing experiences. You can visit www.ericwoodfoundation.org for more information and to purchase tickets to the event.
Wood went on to talk about his experience at this past weekend’s Kentucky Derby, the rotation changes during the offseason workouts on the offensive line, and what he saw from the Bills 2015 draft class, including his thoughts on Louisville’s John Miller.
“I’m excited to have John in the room. He’s a really good kid. He’s a tough, physical player. A very experienced player. He played a lot of games at Louisville for us and always showed up on Saturdays. I’m definitely excited to get him and excited now to have three offensive linemen from Louisville in our room, having picked up Alex Kupper this offseason.
Speaking of John Miller, we brought in the team’s third round pick to complete tonight’s show. Miller talked about his emotions as he watched and waited for the call on day two Friday night. When the Bills did select him he said it was “a great feeling and very emotional.” He went on to discuss his pre-draft visit with the team and what he can offer as he gears up to compete for a starting spot along the offensive line.
“I’m a physical player. A guy who gets after it, very tenacious, smart guy, very dependable guy. I’m a guy who loves the game of football and plays with great passion, play physical in the run game.”
With the national media weighing in on the Bills Draft, we wanted to get an outside perspective. Fox Sports NFL editor Ross Jones gave the Bills a B- overall grade. He talked about the valid way to grade a draft and the complexity that goes into it. Jones talked about where Ronald Darby will fit in the Bills defense and how John Miller will be a force in the run game. He went on to the team’s fifth round pick in running back Karlos Williams from Florida State and discussed why Williams can be utilized in the Bills offense.
“He’s a guy with a defensive background. He played safety and linebacker and he just loves contact so I think he will immediately be able to boost the special teams and down the line, he’s a big, physical running back that when the opportunity comes, he will be a great fit in Greg Roman’s power running game.”
To hear more from Jones and why he thinks QB Tyrod Taylor will be the dark horse in the Bills quarterback competition and to hear the complete The John Murphy Show from Tuesday, click here.
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