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5 Offseason Additions With the Most to Offer the Buffalo Bills in 2014

Buffalo Bills: 5 Offseason Additions With the Most to Offer in 2014

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The Buffalo Bills are a legitimate threat in the AFC Wild Card hunt in 2014, but much of their success hinges on the play of their young offense and stout defense. The team has done an excellent job this offseason in adding talent while filling major holes along the depth chart.

Here are 5 offseason additions with the most to offer in 2014.

5. WR Mike Williams

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5. WR Mike Williams

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Williams has had a stellar NFL career thus far, but he is in a new town now and back in the heart of New York where he went to college. His experience will add depth to a talented, yet inexperienced crop of receivers for second-year QB EJ Manuel. Buffalo needed to add as many weapons they could this season for Manuel to prove he is "the guy". He has no excuses in 2014. He must produce.

4. CB Corey Graham

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4. CB Corey Graham

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Graham helped lift the Baltimore defense during their championship run in 2012, and he followed that run up with a phenomenal 2013 campaign in which he collected 74 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and four interceptions in just five starts. Graham is one of the league's better slot corners despite his age, as he will turn 29 this July. Graham adds a veteran presence to Buffalo's secondary which is one of the top units in the NFL.

3. RB Bryce Brown

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3. RB Bryce Brown

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Buffalo added one of the NFL's top backup runners in Brown via trade this offseason, and he will be thrown into the mix with CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson to fight for carries. That's the only reason why Brown is not higher on this list. He could easily be the team's top option this season at some point, especially if Spiller cannot keep himself healthy. Brown is easily the team's most complete back on the current roster.

2. ILB Brandon Spikes

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2. ILB Brandon Spikes

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Spikes has arguably been one of the NFL's best run-defenders during his short career. His ability to lay the hammer down and track down ball carriers is second to none, yet his style leads to unnecessary hits that cause him to miss valuable playing time. Spikes needs to stay healthy this season in Buffalo now that the team is without OLB Kiko Alonso, who suffered a torn ACL yesterday while working out. Spikes' play is pivotal this season.

1. WR Sammy Watkins

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1. WR Sammy Watkins

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Watkins is easily Buffalo's best offseason addition and has the most to offer immediately and long term for the franchise. Watkins was seen as the 2014 draft class' only "can't miss" prospect, which caused Buffalo to toss a few valuable picks towards Cleveland to move up to select the star receiver. Watkins will add a dimension Buffalo has missed since the great Eric Moulds days as a reliable target with great hands and route running ability.