Bills pick receivers, linebacker in Day 2 of NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2013

The Buffalo Bills addressed areas of need in Day Two of the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday night, selecting two wide receivers and a linebacker.

The Bills took USC wide receiver Robert Woods with the 41st overall pick. Woods is listed as 6', 190 lbs.  He was a three-year starter who finished his college career with 252 receptions, 2,930 yards, and 32 touchdowns.

Receiver was a major need for the Bills after the team failed to re-sign wideouts David Nelson and Donald Jones. 

The Bills drafted Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso with the 46th overall pick, acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Rams on Thursday.

Listed at 6' 3", 238 lbs., Alonso was a hard-hitting tackler over a three-year career. He finished with 143 tackles, six interceptions and 3 1/2 sacks in 36 games.  

Alonso encountered off-the-field problems and was suspended for the entire 2010 season due to alcohol-related offenses. 

The team drafted speedy Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin with the 78th pick in the third round. Goodwin is listed as 5'9", 183 lbs. He ran a fast 4.27 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in London last summer.

The Bills took quarterback E.J. Manuel with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the draft Thursday.

From the podium Friday night, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time to pay tribute to former Buffalo News sports writer Larry Felser, who died on Wednesday at the age of 80.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.