Complementing sophomore stud Kiko Alonso, both Brandon Spikes and Keith Rivers have been HUGE pickups for the Bills. Their LB’s will be able to establish the line of scrimmage with a more physical group, something that was missing most of last year. Even with these acquirement’s the Bills still have to find a fourth OLB to add necessary depth to the group.
Even Wallace’s yards-per-catch average, which has typically ranked near the top of the league, dropped to 56th-best, worse than teammate Brian Hartline, who is merely a possession receiver with a limited ability to get open deep.
Yes, the Pats often do pass on first or second round draft picks and deal down if they deem the early portion of a draft weak, but their 2012 draft changed much of the thought process around New England. That was the year they traded up twice in the first round to select Chandler Jones at No. 21 overall and Dont’a Hightower at No. 25.
All they wanted was an opportunity. And that’s just what the Jets gave wide receiver Jacoby Ford and cornerback Dimitri Patterson.
The free-agent signees said Wednesday they’re excited to get to work with their new club and also are looking to prove they have plenty left.