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Bills sign Marquise Goodwin, Dustin Hopkins, two other draft picks


Add the Bills to the list of teams quickly signing their draft picks.

The club announced Friday that it had signed four more draft choices: wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, safety Duke Williams, defensive back Jonathan Meeks and placekicker Dustin Hopkins.

Hopkins, a sixth-round pick from Florida State, likely looms a major threat to incumbent Rian Lindell. Goodwin, meanwhile, has rare athleticism. The third-round selection from Texas was timed in 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he has starred in various track and field events. Notably, Goodwin finished 10th in the long jump in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after finishing first in the event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Williams, a fourth-round pick from Nevada, will compete for time at safety, as will Meeks, a fifth-round selection from Clemson.

The Bills earlier signed seventh-round pick Chris Gragg, a tight end from Arkansas. Five of their eight picks are now under contract, with quarterback EJ Manuel, linebacker Kiko Alonso and wide receiver Robert Woods not yet signed. Manuel was the team’s first-round pick, with Alonso and Woods taken in the second round.

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8 Responses to “Bills sign Marquise Goodwin, Dustin Hopkins, two other draft picks”
  1. unbiasfan says: May 10, 2013 12:08 PM

    Bust. Bust. Bust. and Bust

  2. mendenhallfumblemachine says: May 10, 2013 12:20 PM

    Looks like Ted ginn v2

  3. marvsleezy says: May 10, 2013 12:21 PM

    Goodwin breaks free…. and, Oh my god, he just leaped into the end-zone from the 10 yard line!!!!

  4. buddysguys says: May 10, 2013 12:51 PM

    just like ted ginn….except he wasnt drafted 9th overall as a kick return specialist. he was drafted in the 3rd as depth

  5. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: May 10, 2013 1:00 PM

    At least we drafted our one trick pony speed demon in the 3rd round as opposed to paying one 12 million a year like the Fins

  6. laserrocketarm12 says: May 10, 2013 1:20 PM

    Manuel to Woods, Touchdown Bills!

    Get used to that.

  7. corkspop says: May 10, 2013 1:42 PM

    So, Goodwin may be Ted Ginn 2nd? Maybe. But perhaps the coaches think they can groom him to be a well-rounded receiver………. and grabbed up undrafted Rogers who is probably more NFL ready, just in case! One or both will scorch some turf this year.

  8. artworkworld says: May 11, 2013 12:54 AM

    Goodwin has better hands than Ginn. His numbers at Texas would have been better if their quarterback situation hadn’t been so screwed up. I hoped the Patriots would take him.

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