I thought I analyze the roster and pick out a power ranking of players. It may not be the best players - but going into this season this list represents a combination of the best players, and a power ranking of our roster.
AARON SCHOBEL (DE/OLB) - 6'4'' 245lb - 10 yr exp - (483 tak, 78 sacks, 3 int, 28 pass def, 19 ff)
Schobel is by far the most productive Buffalo Bills player in the past decade, or at least in recent history. Schobel embodies the prototypical Buffalo Bill's athlete - hard working, blue collar, productive, team player. The stats speak for themselves. His attitude, work ethic, and consistent motor are awesome. He has been a bright light on a rather unfortunate Bills roster. I hope Schobel does not retire. I would love for him to continue to play for the Buffalo Bills, and continue to bring his high motor pass rush, leadership, and skill to our rebuilding organization.
FRED JACKSON (RB) - 6'1'' 215lb - 4yr exp - (425 att, 1933 yds, 5 TD, 4.6 avg yds - 105 rec, 878yds, 2 TD - 56 ret, 1245 yds, 22.2 avg)
What is there that Fred Jackson cannot do on offense? He is a patient, productive, and explosive runner. He has a phenomenal work ethic. He catches the ball well out of the back field, can play receiver, returns kicks, and can even throw for TDs. Fred Jackson is a corner stone to our offense - and together will Spiller - our backfield should be productive.
PAUL POSLUSZNY (LB) - 6'1'' 240lb - 4yr exp - (247 tak, 1 sack, 4 int, 10 pass def, 4 ff)
Poz is a tackling machine. He is a great leader, plays with a fire, and a great linebacker to cement this defense. If healthy - he will produce 100+ tackles. He can play the run and the pass. I love Poz.
Jarius Byrd (S) - 5'10'' 200lb - 2nd yr
Byrd is the fans favorite athlete. He was a controversial pick when he was chosen in the draft last year - but his production spoke for itself. Byrd will come into his second season ready to make plays, force turnovers, and help maintain optimism for the fans. Byrd cements a strong Bills secondary. I suppose I can thank Jauron for one thing.
Lee Evans (WR) - 5'10'' 197lb - 7 yr experience - (340 rec, 5347yds, 49TDs)
Evans has many labels. Some say he is elite, others think he never reached his potential, some call him a bust, while others call him a waste of talent. One things for sure - Lee Evans has been productive and has tried to work hard to help the offense. But he was the productive of a poor supporting cast, poor offensive, poor coaching, poor play calling ext. Lee Evans has the talent, work ethic, and ability to cement himself as a great wide receiver in this league. But the only way it will happen is if he is given a decent support cast, stability, and productive QB. Remember when he was #2 WR for Drew Bledsoe?
Marcus Stroud (DT) - 6'6'' 310lb - 10 yr exp - (375 tak, 27 sacks, 37 pass def, 7 ff)
Stroud is a strong, experienced, productive athlete. The numbers speak for themselves. I think he will be a perfect fit for our 3-4 strong side DE position. He is big, strong, and will help stuff the run.
Terrence McGee (CB) - 5'9'' 200lb - 8 yr exp - (466 tak, 17 int, 42 pass def, 3 ff)
I don't think McGee has lived up to his position at Corner. There are times I see him cover the most difficult receivers with ease. But I am constantly reminded of the Patriot's games were Randy Moss just puts McGee to shame. And this year we are facing a heavy load of receivers with the new acquisitions by our division foes. None the less - I believe McGee has the potential and ability to be a shutdown corner. There are other tapes I watch in which he plays receivers like magnets. He is a good kick returner as well.
- Leodis McKelvin (CB/KR) - 5'10'' 185 lb - 3 yr exp (43 tak, 2 int, TD, 6 pass def)
Leodis is a very promising prospect. I think he has the ability to be a great shutdown corner. He has the size, speed, and physicality to be just that. Last year was a slump - especially with the injury. But I think he will come back strong for our deep, and talented secondary.
Andy Levitre (G) - 6'2'' 305lb - 2nd yr
Regardless of our pathetic offense last year - Levitre did paved the way for Jackson to run for a 1000yds. He is young, talented, and a prototypical guard. With a weak offensive line, Levtre is central to relieving pressure from whoever plays QB, and continue to create holes for Jackson, and now Spiller to run through.
Kyle Williams (DT) - 6'1'' 310lb - 5 yr exp (215 tak, 8 sacks, 1 pass def, 2 ff)
Torrell Troup is a rookie and will need some time to acclimate to the NFL game. Mean while Williams will take care of business making plays in the back field and anchoring our new 3-4 defense.
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