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DE Jerry Hughes - Buffalo Bills

6-2, 255Born: 8-13-1988College: TCUDrafted: Round 1, pick 31

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Summary

Hughes saw a drop in his sack rate the past two years while playing OLB in Rex Ryan's 3-4 scheme. He was much more effective during his first two years in Buffalo, with many of them spent as a pure pass rushing DE with limited responsibilities in coverage. The coaching and defensive philosophy changes in Buffalo this year should simplify his role and allow him to return to his previous form. As the team's most proven pass rusher who is also capable against the run, he should see a large number of snaps each week and put up solid DE2 numbers. (June 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 14, 14, 15, 15, 18, 18, 21, 22
Overall Redraft - 61, 45, 46, 47
DE Dynasty - 62, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2014 BUF 16 36 17 9.5 3 1 0 0 1
2015 BUF 16 37 15 5 2 1 0 4 0
2016 BUF 16 31 17 6 1 0 0 3 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 36 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 36 * * * * * * *

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2017 Schedule

1vs New York Jets
2@ Carolina Panthers
3vs Denver Broncos
4@ Atlanta Falcons
5@ Cincinnati Bengals
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8vs Oakland Raiders
9@ New York Jets
10vs New Orleans Saints
11@ Los Angeles Chargers
12@ Kansas City Chiefs
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ New England Patriots
17@ Miami Dolphins