In under two months, the Buffalo Bills will get to work at St. John Fisher College for training camp and the 2016 season. And this year, with how the team ended things in 2015, is extremely important to not waste the talent that exists on the roster.
So, as offseason workouts continue at One Bills Drive, WKBW will preview the roster — and more specifically, the top talent that exists on the roster that can help the Bills to putting an end to the playoff drought. You’ll be introduced to the Bills’ ‘Top 20 Talents.’
It's a bit of a different 'most talented' list, because it also takes other factors into consideration. The countdown criteria:
- Overall skill level
- On-the-field performance
- Projection based on film study over the past several years
- Age, and improving/declining ability
With that written, on to the countdown:
No. 8 - LG Richie Incognito
Age: 32 (7/5/83)
Last year’s rank: NR
Why he’s here
- Back in February of the 2015 offseason, the Buffalo Bills gave Richie Incognito a chance to revive his career with a one-year deal and a starting job at left guard. They were rewarded with one of the best players at the position throughout the entire National Football League, and clearly one of the most consistent players on the team in 2015. In the off-season Incognito signed a new contract with the Bills, and if it weren't for his age (he'll be 33 this season), he likely would have ranked higher on this list. But with the top seven players all having a lot of years to go, and the potential to get better, Incognito comes in at 8th on the Bills Top 20 Talents.
- In the upcoming season, Incognito will once again be the starting left guard between Cordy Glenn and Eric Wood, and be chraged with the duties of being the main pulling offensive lineman in Greg Roman's run-heavy scheme. There haven't been any indications of Incognito slowing down this year, and armed with a brand new contract and talent around him, it appears as though Incognito can continue his dominant ways from 2015.
Top 20 Talents Countdown
8) LG Richie Incognito
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