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Rookie Minicamp coverage on NFLN 5/10 1pm - Duke Williams will also participate

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43 minutes ago, Alphadawg7 said:

 

Go watch his ESPN E:60 Story to know really why, it’s a great watch.  

 

The Lebron James nickname was from when he was a QB phenom until he broke his hand and never regained his grip and lost his accuracy.

 

Once he went to West Virginia, one day in practice lined up at WR without ever playing WR and no one could cover him.  He converted to WR with immediate success but left school and went to junior college to try one more crack at QB, but still couldn’t get his control back.  Went back to WV and committed to play WR and was a Bilitenkoff finalist for best WR in country in his first season.  Put up 33 TDs as a WR, mostly in his only two years playing WR full time.   

 

This guys never give up, always adapt, can’t keep him down mentality and natural ability to find a way to great is reason enough.  But he was also a great college WR despite never playing a down as a WR in his life until college.

 

Lots to like about him and his story.  

Thanks for a great response.

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2 hours ago, Alphadawg7 said:

 

Go watch his ESPN E:60 Story to know really why, it’s a great watch.  

 

The Lebron James nickname was from when he was a QB phenom until he broke his hand and never regained his grip and lost his accuracy.

 

Once he went to West Virginia, one day in practice lined up at WR without ever playing WR and no one could cover him.  He converted to WR with immediate success but left school and went to junior college to try one more crack at QB, but still couldn’t get his control back.  Went back to WV and committed to play WR and was a Bilitenkoff finalist for best WR in country in his first season.  Put up 33 TDs as a WR, mostly in his only two years playing WR full time.   

 

This guys never give up, always adapt, can’t keep him down mentality and natural ability to find a way to great is reason enough.  But he was also a great college WR despite never playing a down as a WR in his life until college.

 

Lots to like about him and his story.  

Then why did he go undrafted? 

WV is a pretty big school we’re not talking South Dakota state here , just seems bizarre the kind of numbers this kid was able to put up and out of 32 teams not even one was willing to give up a 7th round pick for this kid , NOT even US  , 

I hope this kid will work hard , and I hope he could be this years Robert Foster !!! 

Go Bills !!!!

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12 hours ago, Putin said:

Then why did he go undrafted? 

WV is a pretty big school we’re not talking South Dakota state here , just seems bizarre the kind of numbers this kid was able to put up and out of 32 teams not even one was willing to give up a 7th round pick for this kid , NOT even US  , 

I hope this kid will work hard , and I hope he could be this years Robert Foster !!! 

Go Bills !!!!

 

Lots of guys projected to get drafted go undrafted every single year.  Sills is raw, he never played WR in his entire life until really his last 2 years at WV.  Yes he dominated on the field 2 straight years, but he has a lot of work to do in order to perform at the same level in the NFL and doesn't have the experience of all the nuances of what it meant to be a successful WR at the next level.  

 

Some mocks had him going as high as the 3rd round.  Most had him in the 4th/5th.  Guys graded in 4th/5th are no locks to get drafted.  More importantly this was a VERY deep WR class.  It wasn't top heavy, but extremely deep in the mid rounds.  Also, later rounds are when team are filling things out like ST and stuff too, and guys who have highest chance to make the roster (usually because they feel they will make it at least from a ST stand point).  

 

The fact he wasn't drafted was actually quite surprising to just about everyone, however many teams were trying to sign him the second the draft was over.  As a late round WR, he really isnt a guy I think many are projecting for ST, so thats probably why he didnt get drafted.  Even Beane himself said they had a "draft-able" grade on him, but late in the draft he was looking or guys who had a better chance to make the team from ST standpoint.  

 

Several WR's that were expected to get drafted in the mid rounds went undrafted too, like Emmanuel Hall, Anthony Johnson, Stanley Morgan Jr, etc.  

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On 5/12/2019 at 8:18 AM, GimmeSomeProcess said:

Sweeney is huge! His hands and blocking ability really might givkooe him a shot. He’s not a burner but catching rockets in the middle of the field won’t be an issue. 

I like Sweeney as well. Another guy to root for and keep an eye on. Appears to be pretty intense and fearless with good hands.

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On 5/10/2019 at 3:32 PM, Doc said:

 

Sounds like another Colt Lyerla. 

Colt's lateat escapade:
https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2019/06/colt-lyerla-former-oregon-ducks-football-player-accused-of-attacking-girlfriend.html
Colt Lyerla (Lane County Sheriff's Office)
 

Did anyone see the recent 60 minutes episode about the drug problem in Huntingon, Va?
Unfortunately one af the addicts was wearing Bills gear...

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On 5/12/2019 at 11:23 PM, Putin said:

Then why did he go undrafted? 

WV is a pretty big school we’re not talking South Dakota state here , just seems bizarre the kind of numbers this kid was able to put up and out of 32 teams not even one was willing to give up a 7th round pick for this kid , NOT even US  , 

I hope this kid will work hard , and I hope he could be this years Robert Foster !!! 

Go Bills !!!!

 

By the way...I am not sure you really understand what GM's are looking for in the late mid rounds through the 7th round.  The primary position of the player is secondary to their ability to play ST's.  Their are guys who slip for reasons like injuries, off field risks, unproven, small school, etc that also find themselves there.  But the majority of picks taken in these later rounds are being done so for the purpose of ST potential as opposed to their primary position.  Beane has publicly said this himself, although its not unique to him, its what all teams do.  

 

For a guy like Sills, Beane literally said they had a draft-able grade on him and liked him, but chose to go after guys they felt had more ST upside and could start on ST.  This was also a very deep WR class.  It wasn't top heavy, but very deep after that.  Many guys went much later than expected or didnt get drafted at all.  DK went from potential top 15 to end of 2nd.  Butler went from potential late first to early 2nd to the 4th round.  Emmanuel Hall didnt even get drafted and many people here wanted us to take him in the 2nd round.  Even Sills was thought by many to be a sure 4th rounder who could go as high as late 2nd or 3rd round.  

 

And lots of teams wanted Sills when draft was over, he just chose the Bills.  None of this means he will make the team, but I wouldn't disregard him because he was undrafted, especially since we got very good contributions last year from UDFA players.  He will have an uphill battle though if he cant also contribute on ST.  

 

I love his story, so rooting for the kid.  I worry though he wont get enough reps in camp with such a deep WR battle as its pretty wide open right now with only Cole really locked into a role right now.  The two outside starters are up for grabs with Foster, Brown and Zay battling...plus you still have Roberts as a lock and getting WR reps too, Ray Ray, and McKenzie.  Only so many balls to go around, so he is going to have to really shine when he gets his chances to keep himself competing for a roster spot.  

 

My guess is we keep 6 WR's with Cole and Roberts having their respective spots locked up leaving 4 to come out of Foster, Brown, Zay, Duke, Ray Ray, Mckenzie, Sills, Phillips, and the others.  So won't be easy to make this team for Sills.  I also think someone will pick him up if we try and put him on the PS.  So if they like him enough, might make them think about keeping 7.  

 

Sills best shot at making this team will be one of the following 3 scenarios:  Duke struggles and he straight up beats him out, or we keep 7 WR's, or someone gets hurt/traded.

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