There are still probably some Bills fans that are not sold on Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix.
They would be in the minority though. I am of the opinion that most Bills fans like what they see in Nix.
Nix has not panicked. He is trying to rebuild the Bills team to be a winner for years to come by bringing in as much young talent as he can find. His draft was solid, but not spectacular.
His draft picks were C.J. Spiller, Torell Troup, Alex Carrington, Marcus Easley, Ed Wang, Arthur Moats, Danny Batten, Levi Brown and Kyle Calloway.
From this group Easley, Wang and Batten were hurt and missed most of the season, if not all. Spiller, Troup, Carrington and Moats received some decent playing time and now have their feet wet regarding the NFL.
Levi Brown is still untested. Kyle Calloway didn't impress and Ed Wang is still on a sharp learning curve.
Spiller has flashed some talent but needs to improve his running style to be more effective at this level.
Regarding free agents, Nix brought in veterans like Andra Davis, Dwan Edwards, Reggie Torbor, Cornell Green and Akin Ayodele to help fill out the roster. Of the quintet, all the veterans made solid contributions, with the exception of Cornell Green. Green proved to be limited and was released once the team placed him on I.R.
It is the work that Nix and his staff did after the draft ended that brings in the most accolades. Signing undrafted rookies like David Nelson, Naaman Roosevelt, Donald Jones, Antonio Coleman and Joique Bell.
The rookie receivers have shown great promise and upside.
During the year, Nix brought in other veterans like Kraig Ubrik, Scott Chandler, Mansfield Wrotto and Shawne Merriman to shore up areas that needed help due to injuries.
Going forward, Nix has a better handle on the Bills needs. He is going to be drafting with a very high pick, so what he does with it will go a long way towards shaping the future direction of the Bills team.