Things were not exactly perfect for the Buffalo Bills during their first three days of organized team activities.
While the news from the activities is not typically scintillating, the Bills had a busier week off the field than on it.
Between the mysterious absence of veteran defensive end Manny Lawson, the recently disclosed surgeries of several starters—including Kiko Alonso and Robert Woods—and Sammy Watkins' two-day trip to the NFLPA rookie event, initial expectations of the retooled squad had to be tempered.
OTAs are not the best indicators to predict how a team or player will perform because of their no-hit rules and attendance is not mandatory for veterans.
However, in the absence of an excused or injured starter, several players get a chance to make an initial impression before summer's grueling training camp schedule.
The following is a list of five players whose stock is up after newsworthy performances during the first three days of OTAs.