Did Ralph Wilson choose CJ Spiller in the 2010 draft?

By Steve B.  |   Friday, February 17, 2012  |  Comments( 549 )

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In 2010, almost everyone scratched their heads when the Bills picked CJ Spiller in the first round, considering the enormous amount of holes on the team. But, was this pick ordered by Ralph Wilson? The article below states how Ralph feels the team need excitement:


"The Denver Broncos gave up a lot to acquire former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, the much debated University of Florida quarterback.

They traded their second-round, third-round and fourth-round picks to the Baltimore Ravens to obtain the 25th overall pick to land Tebow.

In the opinion of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, it was a mistake.

"Denver panicked,' Wilson said. "He's a good player but we had no interest in taking Tebow. We were not moving up to take Tebow."

Bills general manager Buddy Nix and Wilson both denied that the Bills were interested in moving up to try to get Tebow.

Wilson is thrilled with the acquisition of speedy Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.

“I agree with Jon Gruden, I think he was the best player in the draft,’’ Wilson said. “We’ve been dull for 10 years … no excitement. We’ve got to create some excitement.’’

There have been rumors that Marv & Jauron wanted Revis, but Ralph wanted Lynch. Also, Eric Moulds stated the decision to put Rob Johnson in over Doug Flutie in the playoffs came "from upstairs" (meaning Ralph).

My questions are: Is Ralph ordering his management to choose certain players & draft picks? If so, is Ralph hurting the team by doing this?
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