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By Joe Buscaglia
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Bills rank 27th in young talent

While the Buffalo Bills haven't been doing well in pre-training camp power rankings on various publications, there has been a significant movement within the organization to try and get younger at key positions.

With the most recent set of rankings, the Bills and their fans aren't likely to be too happy. Rivers McCown, a writer for Football Outsiders which contributes to ESPN.com, went through every NFL team and ranked their young talent.

What qualifies as young talent, you ask? Players that are ages 25 and under. Much to the chagrin of many in western New York, the Bills come in to this ranked 27th out of 32. Buffalo tops only Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego, Jacksonville and Oakland on that list.

McCown writes:

"Buffalo had a lot of young starters last season, but most of them probably should not have been on the field: Aaron Williams had so many problems at cornerback that Buffalo is converting him to safety this offseason; T.J. Graham was so promising that the Bills selected two more young receivers in the first three rounds of the draft; and linebacker Kelvin Sheppard was practically given away to the Colts for first-round bust Jerry Hughes after the season."

To read the rest of his explanation for the Bills and the full rankings, be sure to click here. It is ESPN Insider content, so you will need a subscription to read the whole thing.

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