On this episode of Talking Buffalo, Patrick Moran is joined by friend and recurring guest Anthony Marino of Buffalo Rumbings for their weekly chat, this time focused on data Patrick’s looked up that suggests that drafting wide receivers in the first round may help booster offenses but it hasn’t correlated into teams winning more Super Bowls, with Anthony immediately poking holes in the theory—sort of.

Of the last 15 Super Bowl champions, only five of them (one third) have had a starting wide receiver that was selected in the first round of a draft, and of those five just three actually even led their team in receiving that season. Conversely, one third (10 of 30) of those starting wide receivers featured second round selections, with another five being third round picks. Translation—teams that have won Super Bowls over the past 15 years have been chock full of day two wide receiver draft picks. The guys have plenty of thoughts on this.

The more common trait in Super Bowl champions has been scoring defense. 10 of the last 15 winners have featured a scoring defense that’s been in the top eight of the league. Patrick and Anthony have plenty to say about this and more specifically how it pertains to the Buffalo Bills.

Speaking of, the guys discuss where they think the team is at as things currently stand more than three weeks into free agency. Are they better on paper than a lot of national media think? Has Brandon Beane done enough to send this team into the draft without a glaring need? That and plenty more today.

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