Buffalo Bills: Bills Should Go All in for Delanie Walker
The Buffalo Bills have wasted no time in their 2013 youth movement, cutting ties with quality players in Terrence McGee, Nick Barnett and George Wilson thus far.
The current state of the organization leaves some longer tenured players vulnerable to being cut, as youthful players will come in to be molded under the guidance of Doug Marrone, Nathaniel Hackett and Mike Pettine.
As the Bills continue to clean house and undergo personnel turnover, the new additions must adhere to Marrone's and Hackett's offensive style that made the Syracuse Orange successful in 2012.
The Bills will run Hackett's interpretation of a West Coast offense, and it will be fast, up-tempo and explosive.
For the most part, the Bills currently lack the playmakers on offense that will allow for Hackett's style to thrive. Since they are ridding themselves of more experienced players and looking to invest in less experienced pros, adding Delanie Walker to the offense is nearly a necessity for the Bills in 2013.
Walker is a talented tight end, but will continue see a limited role in San Francisco behind the ultra talented Vernon Davis.
Walker's athletic ability makes him very appealing in a Bills' uniform. The Bills have Scott Chandler who, at 6'7'', is a very large target for the quarterback. Chandler's skill-set can mesh with Walker's and create a successful two tight end system in Buffalo.
Should the Bills target Delanie Walker?
Unlike Chandler, Walker has the physical tools to be more of a gadget or utility player. Walker is 6'0'' and has spent time as a fullback, wide receiver and tight end. He has quality speed and solid hands and is an ideal compliment to the big-framed Chandler.
In San Francisco, Walker was a poor man's Davis; a lesser quality of a similar product. In Buffalo, the 28 year old would have an opportunity to be used in a variety of ways by Hackett and Marrone and the offense would have a new explosive option.
He would be a new creature if combined with Chandler and the two would form one of the best positional pairs in the league.
Walker already has a Super Bowl appearance, two NFC Championship appearances and enormous experience that would be highly influential to a young football squad.
The Bills are looking to invest in younger players and Walker has plenty of football ahead of him. His role in San Francisco won't reach its full potential behind Davis, making the Bills a possible landing spot for him.
The passing game and spread type of offense will allow for Walker to get down the field, find the holes in the defense and make plays with the ball in his hands.
As time progresses, the Bills will continue to make their team younger and more athletic. Walker is relatively young and comes with an abundance of experience that is extremely influential for a rebuilding team.
The Bills should target Walker to improve the offense and to add another playmaker to an evolving offensive system. His mix of experience, potential and time left in the game makes him an appealing prospect and a must add for a team preparing to find success in 2013.
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