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Predicting the Impact of Every Buffalo Bills 2014 NFL Draft Pick

Predicting the Impact of Every Buffalo Bills 2014 Draft Pick

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The Buffalo Bills are coming off a 2014 NFL Draft that saw the team secure even more young talent. It was a great draft for the Bills, and there is a chance that this class puts the team over the hump. That said, here is a prediction of how well every Bills' draft pick will do this upcoming season.

WR Sammy Watkins

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WR Sammy Watkins

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Although the Bills are being chastised for giving up too much to move up to select Sammy Watkins, I think it was a great move for the team. E.J. Manuel needed more weapons to work with, and there are few better weapons out there than Watkins. I believe we could be looking at the NFL’s next great receiver in Watkins.

OT Cyrus Kouandjio

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OT Cyrus Kouandjio

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This is another pick that I really liked. Cyrus Kouandjio was a solid selection for the Bills from both a need standpoint and a value standpoint. Kouandjio wasn’t expected to fall into the second round, but the Bills were smart to pick him up, as he could prove to be the right tackle the team needs.

ILB Preston Brown

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ILB Preston Brown

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Last season the Bills got spectacular play out of rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso, and I believe Preston Brown could give the team the same type of impact. Brown is a hard-hitting, instinctive player, and he could thrive in the middle of Buffalo’s defense.

CB Ross Cockrell

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CB Ross Cockrell

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In the fourth round, the Bills picked up Ross Cockrell, a cornerback out of Duke, and I think the team made a great selection here. He has a ball-hawking nature that the secondary needs after the loss of Jairus Byrd, and Cockrell will become a solid player either as a safety or as a corner.

OG Cyril Richardson

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OG Cyril Richardson

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Perhaps my favorite pick for the Bills in this year’s draft was Cyril Richardson. He was an outstanding value for the team in the fifth round. Richardson has legitimate starting-caliber ability, and he will improve the Bills’ interior offensive line.

OLB Randell Johnson

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OLB Randell Johnson

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An athletic linebacker with potential to stick as a rotational player in Buffalo’s linebacking corps, Randell Johnson could end up becoming a steal for the Bills. Johnson has the pass-rushing potential to make him a possible valuable contributor.

OT Seantrel Henderson

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OT Seantrel Henderson

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If his head is in the right place, Seantrel Henderson will be a steal for the Bills. However, if he proves to be the same immature player he was while at Miami, this will be a wasted pick. That said, I believe in Henderson, and I think he has the talent to eventually be an above-average player.