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Friday, April 26, 2013
Bills add WR Woods, LB Alonso

By James Walker

The Buffalo Bills filled two needs with a pair of players from the Pac-12. Buffalo drafted USC receiver Robert Woods and Oregon middle linebacker Kiko Alonso in the second round.

I really like the pick of Woods. He was my favorite receiver in this draft because he was solid at everything and is NFL-ready. Woods has the potential to start opposite Steve Johnson right away in coach Doug Marrone’s new offense.

Alonso will have a chance to start in the middle of Buffalo’s new-look defense under Mike Pettine. The Bills will run a lot of 3-4 defense and need inside linebackers. Alonso played at a high level for one of the top teams in the nation. After taking a risk in the first round with EJ Manuel, the Bills went with safe and productive picks in the second round.