April 24, 2013 - 11:44 AM
By Mark Gaughan
The Buffalo Bills will be picking at least three players from the South who have plenty of experience on the field, if the track record of general manager Buddy Nix plays out again in the 2013 NFL Draft.
In Nix's three years of running the Bills' draft, 22 of Buffalo's 27 picks have been from the South, including the state of Texas.
Furthermore, only one of Nix's 27 picks could be classified as a "one-year wonder." That was receiver Marcus Easley, a fourth-round pick in 2010. Easley played in 35 college games, but he started only 11 and had only four catches in his junior season.
Every other Bills pick was at least a significant two-year contributor, and 14 of the 27 were three- or four-year, full-time starters.
Follow The News' intensive NFL draft coverage beginning with a live video show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on BuffaloNews.com; including analysis from Tim Graham and Jay Skurski; reports from Mark Gaughan and Jerry Sullivan at One Bills Drive, as well as an ongoing live chat. The chat continues during the second and third rounds Friday, along with video highlights and analysis from Orchard Park.
By Tim Graham
With the 105th pick of the 2013 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills
A fan will utter that line and reveal the name of that
player April 27 in Radio City Music Hall.
Tim Hortons and the Bills are running a contest that will
allow a fan to announce their fourth-round draft pick.
What kind of treat will that be? Based on the past dozen
Bills fourth-round draft choices, you might want a box of Timbits instead.
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Stevie Johnson is eager to see how the Buffalo Bills will juggle their wide-receiver depth chart for 2013. (Photo: James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)
By Tim Graham
Stevie Johnson accounted for a preponderance of the numbers
posted by Buffalo Bills wide receivers the past two years.
Subtract the contributions from David Nelson and Donald Jones,
as the club did when it announced it won't re-sign them, and Johnson
practically is on his own.
Of the wide receivers still on Buffalo's roster, Johnson has been
responsible for 70 percent of the catches, 74 percent of the receiving yards
and 76 percent of the receiving touchdowns in 2011 and 2012.
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