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.