Draft Day Decision Makers: Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills General Manger Buddy Nix has the final say on draft day for this team. He will be joined by Head Coach Chan Gailey as the duo get set to run their second draft for Buffalo. I have been pretty critical of this duo for their failures to set a plan and then go and execute that plan. Hopefully in year two the two work together figure out what kind of football team they want to build and then work towards that goal. In my mind they have wasted an entire year with a directionless plan that wound up having this team select third in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Nix came to the Bills via the Bills and the San Diego Chargers. From 1993-2000 he was a regional scout for the team and he ended up joining AJ Smith and John Butler with the Chargers. There he flexed his muscle by nailing a number of draft picks. From 2004 to 2008 no less than 28 players drafted by Nix played in the Pro Bowl. The Bills are hoping in brings that magic to them and it helps them rebuild.
To be really fair here, he delivered a pretty average draft class in 2010 and while that group has a lot of upside they have not made an immediate impact. Some of that is lack of a direction on this team, but of the five players left from last year’s draft most will see an increased role as the Bills rebuild. So we shall see.
- Buffalo Bills War Room
- Joshua Lobdell.com