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#1 Buffalo Barbarian

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:46 AM

NAME

POS


HT


WT


COLLEGE


Jamie Blatnick

DE


6-3


253


Oklahoma State


Kourtnei Brown

LB


6-4


253


Clemson


Mike Holmes

CB


5-10


190


Syracuse


Nicolas Jean-Baptiste

DT


6-1


330


Baylor


Chris Koepplin

K


6-3


210


Massachusetts


Byron Mulkey

CB


5-11


186


Buffalo


Nick Provo

TE


6-3


250


Syracuse


Marcus Robinson

DL


6-1


250


Miami (Fla.)


Brian Stahovich

P


5-11


197


San Diego State


Frank Summers

RB


5-9


248


UNLV


James Winchester

LS


6-3


235


Oklahoma



Liked Blatnick and Baptiste a lot in college, (thought Baptiste was with SF?) they could be good fits for us.


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Edited by Buffalo Barbarian, 17 April 2013 - 02:47 AM.


#2 NoSaint

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:06 AM

I remember previous enthusiasm about Provo on this board

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:17 AM

Mulkey is back? Good basketball player from UB. I think he got a tryout last year too. Good luck to him.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:34 AM

Considering Marrone's past experience with him and our lack of TE depth, Provo could very easily be offered a contract.

I think Jean-Baptiste is another one to keep an eye on.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

Baptiste is promising.  Last year's 4th rated NT coming out, I believe.  I've been wondering if the Bills are missing a true NT, or a player who fits the NT in a truer sense, but who can slide to DT in the 4-3 looks.  I've had that position - the Lutulelei types - in this draft, as the "wild card" in the first round for that very reason.  The Bills aren't going to come out and admit they need that type of guy if they feel they do need one.  We'll see - anyway, props to the Bills for bringing in these young guys, many of whom would have qualified as picks in last year's draft.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 17 April 2013 - 07:06 AM, said:

I remember previous enthusiasm about Provo on this board

When was that? I must have missed it. Provo was a decent  college TE. But, he's not real big, not much of a blocker, and no threat to beat anyone one downfield. He does have very good hands and that's about it. He just does not have the measureables to succeed in the NFL at TE. This is basically a tryout to see if he deserves a shot at the TC roster.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

Frank Summers (The Tank) is interesting to me.  5'9" 248 is a load.  5th round pick in 2009 of the Steelers and spent some time in San Diego so some obvious ties there.  He's got good hands for someone with that build from what I've read.  I could see him having a legitimate shot being a short yardage specialist, which to me is a second level need for this team.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

I think Chris Koepplin could be an interesting guy. He has a strong leg, and being from UMASS, he's used to kicking in the elements. Koepplin could be a guy to come in and compete with Lindell.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

Provo is more of an hback. I could see him as a situation player

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

We didn't bring in Skelton?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

View PostDr. Trooth, on 17 April 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:



When was that? I must have missed it. Provo was a decent  college TE. But, he's not real big, not much of a blocker, and no threat to beat anyone one downfield. He does have very good hands and that's about it. He just does not have the measureables to succeed in the NFL at TE. This is basically a tryout to see if he deserves a shot at the TC roster.

last year in the annual lets bring everyone from UB and Syracuse that can run without tripping over themselves in for a tryout thread. he seemed to be the hot name for a UDFA tight end based on being easily available, remotely skilled, and locally familiar.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Super Bowl here we come :bag:

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 17 April 2013 - 07:06 AM, said:

I remember previous enthusiasm about Provo on this board

Provo, Spain?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

Hm. Wasn't Provo with the Vikes last season? -Anyway, the guy's got great hands. If they're taking Nassib, they'll probably pick up Provo too. Wasn't a great blocker, but he sure can catch.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:53 AM

View PostKeisterHollow, on 17 April 2013 - 07:50 AM, said:

Baptiste is promising.  Last year's 4th rated NT coming out, I believe.  I've been wondering if the Bills are missing a true NT, or a player who fits the NT in a truer sense, but who can slide to DT in the 4-3 looks.  I've had that position - the Lutulelei types - in this draft, as the "wild card" in the first round for that very reason.  The Bills aren't going to come out and admit they need that type of guy if they feel they do need one.  We'll see - anyway, props to the Bills for bringing in these young guys, many of whom would have qualified as picks in last year's draft.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:59 AM

View Posteball, on 17 April 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:



Provo, Spain?

No, Provo, Utah. They are the next city to get Google Fiber. Good for the Bills.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 17 April 2013 - 07:06 AM, said:

I remember previous enthusiasm about Provo on this board

View PostDr. Trooth, on 17 April 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

When was that? I must have missed it. Provo was a decent  college TE. But, he's not real big, not much of a blocker, and no threat to beat anyone one downfield. He does have very good hands and that's about it. He just does not have the measureables to succeed in the NFL at TE. This is basically a tryout to see if he deserves a shot at the TC roster.

View PostNoSaint, on 17 April 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:

last year in the annual lets bring everyone from UB and Syracuse that can run without tripping over themselves in for a tryout thread. he seemed to be the hot name for a UDFA tight end based on being easily available, remotely skilled, and locally familiar.

I was one of the people banging the drum to bring him in and I will do it again.  He had 51 catches and 7 tds his senior year.  Maybe a bit more than "remotely skilled."  Yes he was from SU which allowed me to see him multiple times.  Like the game I continually reference Geno's poor attitude in the dome.  Provo went for 6 catches 61 yards and 3 tds.  He was unguardable that day!  Or how about him having at least 3 catches in every game that year except 1.  Proving to be a reliable target.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

View Postsection122, on 18 April 2013 - 12:05 PM, said:

I was one of the people banging the drum to bring him in and I will do it again.  He had 51 catches and 7 tds his senior year.  Maybe a bit more than "remotely skilled."  Yes he was from SU which allowed me to see him multiple times.  Like the game I continually reference Geno's poor attitude in the dome.  Provo went for 6 catches 61 yards and 3 tds.  He was unguardable that day!  Or how about him having at least 3 catches in every game that year except 1.  Proving to be a reliable target.

Quite a few TBD posters have the ability to formulate strong opinons on college players without EVER having watched any of their games!

Provo was a stud at the 'Cuse. If he had a better QB, he would have been awesome.

Edited by #34fan, 18 April 2013 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

I wonder if Brigham Young University has a tight end named Syracuse.