Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wood, Bess among All-Fundamental stars
When you stop and think about it, Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Eric Wood being honored for having the best fundamentals at guard is rather amazing.
Buffalo guard Eric Wood, left, recovered from a compound fracture to his left leg suffered last season.
Wood certainly entered the NFL with a pedigree. A first-round draft choice from Louisville, he was one of the best centers in last year's class, but the Bills converted him to guard. Wood played well, but suffered a compound left leg fracture in Week 10.
Wood not only had to relearn elementary body movements, but also progressed well enough at a new position to be named to USA Football's 2010 All-Fundamentals team.