March 14, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks linebacker Kiko Alonso sprints in the 40-yard dash during Oregon pro day at Moshofsky Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Kiko Alonso Will Impress In his Rookie Season

Everyone that follows the Bills has known they have needed a quarterback that could again become the face of the franchise and lead this team as Kelly did. With that being said I can’t remember when this team had its last dominate linebacker going back to Cornelius Bennett and Darryl Talley. When the Bills drafted Kiko Alonso in the 2nd round of this past draft it had fans wondering if he could be that next guy.

Alonso drafted out of Oregon will bring intensity and quickness to this Bills defense. Other positives he has are that he’s versatile in the way of different places he can play depending on the scheme, is always going to compete and plays well in goal line situations. Things he will need to work on with the coaching staff is vision of the field, non-needed movement or things that will take him out of the play and just getting ready to play at the next level.

So far from what I have heard Kiko has showed good things in the team’s rookie minicamp and also OTA’s. He had begun playing with the 2nd team linebackers and defense and moved to the first before it ended. He will need to continue that play once they will reconvene.

Some things that will need to be looked at are his off field issues. He was suspended for the whole 2010 season because he was arrested for a DUI arrest. After that he couldn’t even begin the 2011 campaign because of an arrest from intoxication where he broke into someone’s house and passed out. That negative stuff will have to come to an end if he wants to play in the NFL. Teams especially the Bills are not going to put up with the distractions and the other problems it could cause. He has also had injuries dealing with his ACL to his wrist.

From both the good and the bad the Bills I think have a good player on their team. I think he will start and play very well. He and Robert Woods I think will be the guys to contribute right away from the draft class. Maybe he can become the next dominate linebacker the Bills have needed for years.

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  • NWBill

    People make mistakes in life; that’s a given. And these kids coming out of college are more likely to make mistakes than others – and that opportunity rises even higher for student athletes. The question for Alonzo is: how much does he want to grow up, and how much does he want to be a successful player in the NFL? It’s the same thing Da’Rick Rogers and all of the other draft picks need to answer – and no one’s going to do it but them. I’m sure that Doug Marrone and the staff told Alonzo the same thing that they told Rogers; it’s up to them, no one’s going to baby them or protect them anymore, and what happens next is in their court. Period. it’s grow up or give up time. Let’s see what happens for all of them.

  • John

    Exactly but in this case it was a 2nd round selection. Hopefully he realizes that and continues to just play and not get involved in any negative situations.

  • chas territo

    He is and will play as a BEAST!! Our “D” will be recognized and respected. The confusion begins with N.E.Patricia’s!! GO BILLS!!

  • NWBill

    It’s up to him, but you’re right – his high round means that the investment, and the potential, are higher for him than, say, a seventh-round pick. I get frustrated sometimes because I wish these college coaches DRILLED into their players’ heads the reality that IF they make it to the big show, no one’s going to coddle them – and if they don’t have (or find) the intestinal fortitude to succeed, it’ll all be on them – and no one else. The NFL is NOT a league to find your manhood in; it assumes that that’s already happened by the time you get there. These kids need to be told that over and over until it gets through their skulls; even the highly talented ones like Alonzo and Rogers.