I put off going through the last two Bills games the past couple of weekends due to work and home related obligations. I put them off again to go through the Senior Bowl. Well, I made it about halfway and I was surprised more at what I didn't see than what I did. (It was just one game so I'm not going to draw too many firm conclusions.)
Raji has become a familiar name on the boards. He's a big DT and some are hoping he's there at #11 for the Bills. He was a virtual non-factor in the Senior Bowl. Granted, he's playing against some of the better offensive linemen in college football but some of those guys have just played their last game. Ever. Raji had 1 assist and was frequently blocked 1-on-1.
Mack, Wood, Unger and Caldwell all had some nice plays, some plays they'd rather not have on tape and a lot of ho-hum plays. I was hoping to see someone really step up and distance himself from the crowd of interior linemen. While I didn't make it through the entire game what I saw in the first half was a bunch of guys who kind of looked like each other. Yes, Mack and Wood seemed a little better than their competitors (O-linemen) but not by all that much.
Pettigrew didn't even have a catch.
The only guy who kind of stood out was Quinn Johnson. I liked the way he plowed into defenders and, at least some of the time, got them moving backwards. He kept his feet moving on his 1 yard TD (good goal line block by Caldwell on that play, by the way) and appeared to be a competent receiver. If this game was indicitative of his overall performance then I'd like to see Buffalo take him in the 4th (to ensure they get him), certainly no later than the 5th.