Monday, April 25, 2005

Draft Dish

The Bills believe they are very close to being an elite team, so they sought immediate help in this draft. They added speed at several skill positions and depth on the interior of the offensive line. Conventional wisdom said that offensive line and defensive line were the club's top draft priorities, but Buffalo used its first two picks on WR Roscoe Parrish and TE Kevin Everett, and took offensive linemen later. Parrish is a deep threat, and Everett provides insurance behind TEs Mark Campbell and Tim Euhus, who are coming off major knee surgeries. . . .

The decision not to draft defensive tackles is a ringing endorsement of Tim Anderson, who is the favorite to replace Pat Williams (Vikings), and top backup Ron Edwards.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Drafting a Plan

The Bills' first choice will be the 55th selection -- they traded their 2005 first-round pick last year to get in position to draft QB J.P. Losman -- so they would like to move up. The possible trade of disgruntled RB Travis Henry will have some effect on the team's strategy. The Bills would love to get another second-round pick for Henry. There also is a chance the stalled trade talks regarding Cardinals OT L.J. Shelton could be revived. Acquiring Shelton would make drafting an offensive tackle in the early rounds less of a priority. The Bills don't have many glaring needs -- they already have filled some holes with free agents -- so they primarily will look for depth and future starters in the draft.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Only getting Better...

Most people expect a rookie to put out rookie numbers. Most rookies do put out rookie numbers as they use that first year to learn the play black and find chemistry with their fellow team mates. Some people even say it takes a while for rookies to adjust from the College level speed of the game to NFL.

But that was not the case for Bills rookie receiver, Lee Evans…

Evans now entering his second year is projected to do be even better than when he was a rookie. Evans caught 48 passes for 843 and 9 touchdowns this past season, which is impressive as is.

Evans gave the Bills the quick strike capability that they needed vertically in passing game. Evans was such a quick learner and with his speed to match he will be a vital tool to the Bills offensive.

O yeah, the kid has really good hands too. Hands and speed is something that can not be taught. And what could be taught was picked up very well by Evans. As the season progressed he started running routes like a veteran and his work ethic speaks for it self. It seems that Evans has a very bright future ahead of him.