The likes of CJ Spiller, Stevie Johnson and Stephon Gilmore have all recently had a season or two now where they have broken out and proved they can play at a high level. From the lack of success this organization has had the fans have looked to these guys for a positive mindset to lead them in the future. This year I believe the player to join these guys will be Nigel Bradham.
Bradham joined the Bills last season after being drafted in the 4th round (105 overall) from Florida State. He played in all 16 games last year and also had the chance to start 11 of them. Stat wise he really didn’t do anything that would blow anyone away but in my eyes got some great experience. The defense last year for the Bills didn’t really do anything right but letting this guy play was one of the things I agreed with. I think he will flourish in Mike Pettine’s defense and have more chances to attack instead of being on the defensive all the time. One big reason he didn’t really contribute as well as the rest of the defense was because of the lack of pressure to the quarterback. Giving whoever it was that much more time will basically wear anyone out. Bradham managed 57 tackles and one forced fumble last year.
Along with Bradham there will be certainly more guys that can fit this prediction but I’ll stick with Nigel. Others that came to mind were: Kiko Alonso, EJ Manuel (hopefully), Robert Woods and with any luck maybe something from Marcell Dareus. Agree / Disagree? Thoughts on the player you think will breakout this upcoming season.