Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Louisville OL Eric Wood could play center or guard. The Bills needed a stud tackle to replace Jason Peters, but a team can never go wrong strengthening itself up the middle. Wood, a throwback player who has been compared to Pittsburgh great Mike Webster, was taken with the extra first-round pick (No. 28) obtained in the Peters-to-Philadelphia trade. He's known for his nasty temperament and for attacking defenders and finishing blocks -- something new for this Bills' line. The Bills envision him at left guard where there is a need after the release of Derrick Dockery, who played too soft. In time, Wood could play center. He has the potential to be a 10-year starter, even if he's not a sexy draft pick to fans. But 7-9 teams can't afford to be sexy. A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 1/28 -- Eric Wood, C/G, 6-4, 304, Louisville...The Bills didn't find an instant starter at left tackle to replace Pro Bowler Jason Peters, whom they traded to Philadelphia, but they have apparently filled their hole at left guard after releasing Derrick Dockery. Woods, one of the best centers in college football last season, played guard at the Senior Bowl and convinced Bills scouts that's a viable position for him. An aggressive "old-school" blocker who enjoys attacking linebackers at the second level, he brings the credentials to change Buffalo's "soft" reputation up front. A film room junkie and three-time All-Big East selection, he had 328 knockdown blocks and 46 TD blocks in his career, which included 49 consecutive starts at center. He doesn't get his pads low enough at times and might lack true nimbleness blocking on screen plays in the open field, but those are minor knocks. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Eric Wood News
08/31/13 - The Buffalo Bills announced Friday they have signed center Eric Wood to a contract extension.
Wood was entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The 6-4, 310-pound Wood has started each of his 47 games played with Buffalo since joining the team as a first-round draft selection in 2008.
12/21/12 - C Eric Wood, who has missed two games with a sprained knee, expects to play Sunday in Miami. He's likely a game-time decision but he's encouraged by the progress he's made and said it's important for him physically and psychologically to play the final two games of the season. His return would obviously be a major boost to the line, as Wood makes all the line calls and is the unit's unquestioned leader.
12/19/12 - C Eric Wood (knee) practiced on a limited basis and hopes to increase his workload as the week goes on. He has a shot at playing Sunday in Miami, but now that the team is out of the playoffs, there's no rush to bring him back and risk anything.
12/13/12 - C Eric Wood has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Seattle because of a sprained knee, but there is a chance he could play in the team's final two regular-season games. Coach Chan Gailey described the possibility of that happening as a "definite maybe."
Wood missed last week's game against St. Louis and the role of calling out adjustments is being shared by other players, meaning the line isn't playing as efficiently.
12/12/12 - C Eric Wood (knee) remains sidelined and the team will have to use its juggled backup lineup to get by against Seattle on Sunday.