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#1 75Bills

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:08 PM

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#2 KD in CT

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

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“I just feel that Mel Kiper Jr., knows that the Bills fan base will get upset, and help him gain views on his page.  I personally feel the staff in Buffalo did a great job.”


Sounds like this guy knows what he's talking about.  :lol:

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:26 PM

Why no name for the retired NFL scout? Seems odd that somebody who retired from the game would not want his name attached to a draft recap.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

Did I just read three first round rated O-line drafted?  Three?    I hope this pans out.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

nice Buddy Nix interview.  :nana:

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:32 PM

While I think his attitude of basically "every draft pick is a starter" is a bit much, his commentary is spot on.  Look, when all is said and done, Kiper will lick the nut sack of any GM that picks the way he thinks they should pick and punch the nut sack of any GM that diverges significantly.  It's his way of thinking that he's smarter than everyone else.  Go back to last year and see Kiper's commentary:

Ravens did the best in the draft by picking Matt Elam (FS) and Arthur Brown (LB) as they needed to address the loss of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.  Really?  Matt Elam had 54 tackles and 1 INT.  Brown had a grand total of 11 tackles and 0.5 sack.  Wow.  That's just so awesome.

Bengals did will by drafting Tyler Eifert (TE), Giovani Bernard (RB), and Marqus Hunt (DE).  Eifert was drafted 22nd and where did Kiper have him rated?  7th.  In his 15 games last season, he had 39 receptions for 445 yards and 2 TDs.  NOT a first round value at all.  Bernard was decent with about 700 yards and 5 TD's on the ground.  Hunt had 0.5 sacks and was a backup.

Remember St. Louis and his praise for the Tavon Austin kid that was supposed to be the next DeSean Jackson?  See how that turned out.

Now let's look at the Bills.  He cited E.J., Kiko Alonso and Marquis Goodwin all as reaches.  Manuel and Goodwin were both incompletes due to injury, but we know how Alonso turned out.  As it turns out, he turns out once again to be another 2nd round gem selected by the Bills (with Cordy Glenn).

I don't claim to believe 100% that Watkins is going to be a superstar.  However, when you go back and look at Austins pre-draft last year, he would project to be the 6th best receiver in this draft.  That should tell you something right there.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:36 PM

View PostBillsRUs, on 13 May 2014 - 12:27 PM, said:

nice Buddy Nix interview.  :nana:
lol, it probably is!

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

I like it!

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:38 PM

View PostBillsRUs, on 13 May 2014 - 12:27 PM, said:

nice Buddy Nix interview.  :nana:
Lol I read that whole article with Buddy's southern accent stuck in my head

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:42 PM

View PostBillsRUs, on 13 May 2014 - 12:27 PM, said:

nice Buddy Nix interview.  :nana:
I thought the same thing.LMAO. I tell you what though. It made my day to read something a little different about the Bills draft instead of Blather from  the so-called experts.

View PostLuxy312, on 13 May 2014 - 12:32 PM, said:

While I think his attitude of basically "every draft pick is a starter" is a bit much, his commentary is spot on.  Look, when all is said and done, Kiper will lick the nut sack of any GM that picks the way he thinks they should pick and punch the nut sack of any GM that diverges significantly.  It's his way of thinking that he's smarter than everyone else.  Go back to last year and see Kiper's commentary:

Ravens did the best in the draft by picking Matt Elam (FS) and Arthur Brown (LB) as they needed to address the loss of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.  Really?  Matt Elam had 54 tackles and 1 INT.  Brown had a grand total of 11 tackles and 0.5 sack.  Wow.  That's just so awesome.

Bengals did will by drafting Tyler Eifert (TE), Giovani Bernard (RB), and Marqus Hunt (DE).  Eifert was drafted 22nd and where did Kiper have him rated?  7th.  In his 15 games last season, he had 39 receptions for 445 yards and 2 TDs.  NOT a first round value at all.  Bernard was decent with about 700 yards and 5 TD's on the ground.  Hunt had 0.5 sacks and was a backup.

Remember St. Louis and his praise for the Tavon Austin kid that was supposed to be the next DeSean Jackson?  See how that turned out.

Now let's look at the Bills.  He cited E.J., Kiko Alonso and Marquis Goodwin all as reaches.  Manuel and Goodwin were both incompletes due to injury, but we know how Alonso turned out.  As it turns out, he turns out once again to be another 2nd round gem selected by the Bills (with Cordy Glenn).

I don't claim to believe 100% that Watkins is going to be a superstar.  However, when you go back and look at Austins pre-draft last year, he would project to be the 6th best receiver in this draft.  That should tell you something right there.
I agree with this! Especially the nut sack part.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:03 PM

View Postkdiggz, on 13 May 2014 - 12:38 PM, said:

Lol I read that whole article with Buddy's southern accent stuck in my head
+1

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:22 PM

View Postkdiggz, on 13 May 2014 - 12:38 PM, said:

Lol I read that whole article with Buddy's southern accent stuck in my head

HAHAHA

#13 Kellyto83TD

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:26 PM

Finally someone gets it right about our picks

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:35 PM

I like what the guy says, so I hope he's right!

@kdiggz - that's just fantastic :w00t:

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:45 PM

View PostBeerball, on 13 May 2014 - 12:26 PM, said:

Why no name for the retired NFL scout? Seems odd that somebody who retired from the game would not want his name attached to a draft recap.
Interesting no name is attached!  But, I like the comments.

#16 Lothar

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:46 PM

While I like our draft, this looks like a Bills fan (look at the other reviews of our picks by the "author") played the role of "retired NFL scout" to drive visitors to his site. Not buying it.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:52 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 13 May 2014 - 12:12 PM, said:

Sounds like this guy knows what he's talking about.  :lol:
This is so true!

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

I agree with his takes on Watkins, Kujo, Cockrell, and Richardson, and likewise know nothing about Randell Johnson.  Not buying the stuff about Henderson, but he was a 7th rounder and anything they get out of him (and Johnson) is gravy.  As for Brown, I've seen him ranked as high as the 3rd ILB just behind Mosley and Borland, but I like his size and speed over Borland and hope this is another Kiko versus Arthur Brown repeat.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:59 PM

View PostBillsRUs, on 13 May 2014 - 12:27 PM, said:

nice Buddy Nix interview.  :nana:
Can't be Buddy, based on that comment about page views.  

He's an analog guy, not a digital...

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

View PostBillsRUs, on 13 May 2014 - 12:27 PM, said:

nice Buddy Nix interview.  

was thinking the same