After finishing the 2012 season with a 6-10 record and 2-4 in the AFC East tied with the dramatic New York Jets, the Bills' ownership made sure they will never be on that end of Broadway again.
Here is the rookie class owner Ralph Wilson and the Bills' front office put together to go with their rookie head coach.
Buffalo Bills 2013 Rookie Class
1st Round: EJ Manuel, Quarterback
2nd Round: Robert Woods, Wide Receiver
2nd Round: Kiko Alonso, Linebacker
3rd Round: Marquise Goodwin, Wide Receiver
4th Round: Duke Williams, Defensive Back
5th Round: Jonathan Meeks, Defensive Back
6th Round: Dustin Hopkins, Kicker
7th Round: Chris Gragg, Tight End
Undrafted Rookie Free Agents
Zach Chibane, Guard
Izaan Cross, Defensive End
Jordan Dangerfield, Safety
Kip Edwards, Cornerback
Kendall Gaskins, Fullback
Brandon Kaufman, Wide Receiver
Vernon Kearney, Cornerback
Kevin Norrell, Wide Receiver
Keith Pough, Linebacker
Nickell Robey, Cornerback
Da'Rick Rogers, Wide Receiver
Jumal Rolle, Cornerback
Drew Smith, Running Back
Aaron Tipoti, Defensive Tackle
Jeff Tuel, Quarterback
Ryan Turnley, Center
If you really look at the draft the Bills had in 2013, every player falls into place. Manuel was the only quarterback taken in the first round and fits perfect in the Bills' offense with all the weapons the team is already loaded with.
Watching Manuel play his NFL career could possibly be as exciting as watching the late great Steve “Air” McNair; after all they do have the same build and playing style.
The additions of receivers Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, and tight end Chis Gragg should also take some of the extreme coverages of Steve Johnson and boost up the Bills' 25th ranked pass attack from a season ago.
While the Bills were able to snag top offensive prospects in the draft, new head coach Doug Marrone also grabbed linebacker Kiko Alonso in the 2nd round plus has added some above average rookie defensive players to his roster through free agency.
With the team ranking 31st in the league against the rush, defensive tackle Aaron Tipoti and defensive end Zach Chibane could see a considerable amount of playing time this season. Jumal Rolle also has one of those names at cornerback that seems like a good fit.