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Scouting reports on the new Bills wide receivers

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the Bills draft was the new wide receivers signed with Buffalo. In the span of two days the Bills brought on five receivers who collectively have some of the best talent in the 2013 NFL draft class. Along with SJ and TJ, these new Bills could turn a team positional weakness into a strength by the end of the season. I was unfamiliar with Marquise Goodwin and Kaufman, and I have seen a number of comments from Rumblers that they didn't know much about Da'Rick Rogers, so I thought I would link to in-depth pre-draft scouting reports on the Vikings' Daily Norseman blog.

The author divided the draftable and some undraftable receivers into 11 tiers, with Tier 1 being the highest. He put Woods AND Rogers in Tier 1, Woods for his route-running and YAC ability, and Rogers for athleticism and toughness. Goodwin was rated in Tier 4 and Kaufman in Tier 9. (Norell, apparently, was not rated.) Moreover, these players complement each others' skills and can help each other and Buffalo's new quarterbacks to develop. For example, Woods excels at getting separation with defenders, while Goodwin struggles in this area, beyond the use of raw speed.

Why Rogers wasn't drafted is still something of a mystery to me. It doesn't appear that there was much pre-draft interest from other teams even though he seems dedicated to his craft and seems to have made the right public statements about taking responsibility for his screwups. In any case, he is a first-round talent on the field which I hope we can make use of, and I applaud Buffalo for bringing him in for a visit and snapping him up as a UDFA when he fell.

All in all, I think we Rumblers have some excitement to look forward to with our new Bills!

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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