Day Two Pick Shawn Nelson Will Contribute Right Away For The Buffalo Bills


Published: April 28, 2009


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Top rated tight end Shawn Nelson took an unexpected free fall and was snatched up by the Buffalo Bills with the 121st overall selection in this year's NFL Draft.  The former wide receiver will have the chance to make an immediate impact on the field.

Tight end has been a position in Buffalo that has recently been turned into the sixth offensive linemen.  The Bills went after guys who could help out greatly in the run block.  Robert Royal was the latest tight end to fit this mold for Buffalo, but was released in the off-season, creating a hole in the depth chart.

While a blocking tight end is nice to have on the roster, he should be a guy you pick up for cheap in free agency or late in a draft.  The problem with Royal was not his blocking, which was excellent, but his ability to make a difference in the passing game.

Linebackers who played against Buffalo the last few seasons were not exactly keying on Royal, in fact they didn't...

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