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Buffalo Bills news, 7/18: big expectations for Kiko Alonso

If the Buffalo Bills run defense is going to get better this season, it's probably on the shoulder's of Buffalo's highest-drafted defensive rookie, Kiko Alonso.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

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"Second-round pick Kiko Alonso is taking aim on the starting middle linebacker position and was all over the field making plays in the spring practices. It’s clear that head coach Doug Marrone has already recognized what Alonso could do for Buffalo’s defense."

Buffalo's head coach has made no secret of his admiration for Alonso since he was drafted from the University of Oregon. Both Marrone and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine have lauded the former Duck during his brief time in a Bills uniform.

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