5 Buffalo Bills Players Climbing the Depth Chart During OTAs

5 Buffalo Bills Players Climbing the Depth Chart During OTAs

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With training camp right around the corner, NFL teams are starting to get a better idea of what their depth charts are going to look like. With one of the younger rosters in the league, many spots on the Buffalo Bills’ depth chart are up for grabs. Here are five players who have been making waves during OTAs.

5. DE Jerry Hughes

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5. DE Jerry Hughes

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Hughes is coming off of a breakout 2013 season, but given the departure of defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, Hughes was not guaranteed a starting spot coming into OTAs. He has also been in some off-field trouble recently (he is suspected in participating with Marcell Dareus in a public drag race). Despite all of this, Hughes has been dominant in OTAs, cementing himself as the favorite to start opposite Mario Williams.

4. CB Nickell Robey

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4. CB Nickell Robey

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The former USC Trojan was one of the surprise players for Buffalo in 2013. Making the team as an undrafted rookie, Robey quickly established himself as a worker and a playmaker, excelling as the Bills’ nickel corner. Despite his small stature, Robey has a natural nose for the ball and always seems to be around to make a play. He will be an integral part of what should be a deep group of cornerbacks.

3. ILB Preston Brown

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3. ILB Preston Brown

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Selected out of Louisville in the third round of last month’s draft, Brown was not expected to compete for serious minutes, especially considering the additions of Brandon Spikes and Keith Rivers during the offseason. However, he has looked like a natural leader at middle linebacker during OTAs. Even if he doesn’t play much this year, Brown could very well be the Bills’ middle linebacker of the future.

2. WR Chris Hogan

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2. WR Chris Hogan

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Hogan, nicknamed “Seven Eleven” due to the fact that he is always open, has been on the fringes of the roster for some time. But he has begun to make a name for himself this offseason even with the notable additions of Sammy Watkins and Mike Williams at wide receiver. Hogan has been very consistent during OTAs, and could make an impact this year when Buffalo employs multiple wide receiver formations.

1. CB Ron Brooks

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1. CB Ron Brooks

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Brooks has had a rough start to his pro career, battling injuries the past couple of seasons. However, he has been one of the real surprises during Buffalo’s OTAs. With Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin both recovering from injuries, Brooks has stepped in seamlessly, often looking like one of the Bills’ better coverage men. The Bills have a lot of depth at cornerback, but they may have to make room for Brooks.


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