Rookie Review: Kiko Alonso
October, 7, 2013
By Kevin Weidl | ESPN Insider
Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY SportsBuffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso has done a bit of everything for the Bills in his rookie season.The Buffalo Bills' front office has to be pleased with the early returns the Bills have received from their rookie class, particularly at the top of their 2013 draft.
QB EJ Manuel -- the 16th overall selection in the first round -- has been far from perfect and has dealt with some durability issues, but has shown flashes along with the maturity and leadership qualities to give the organization plenty of hope it has found its quarterback for the future.
Ultimately, how Manuel pans out will carry the most weight with the perception of their 2013 draft class. That said, through the first month of the season it appears the Bills have nailed their two second-round selections: WR Robert Woods (41st overall) and MLB Kiko Alonso (46th overall). Woods wasn’t the most physically gifted receiver, but he was the most NFL ready of the class and has shown it by producing early with his polished routes and ability to quickly pick up concepts.