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Ralph Wilson says Broncos panicked in trading up for Tebow

Sounding more like a sports talk radio host than an NFL owner, Ralph Wilson talked some trash about the Broncos' decision to trade up in the first round to get Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

The Bills owner was reacting to speculation that the Broncos moved up to get Tebow (pictured) because they believed Buffalo was prepared to do the same.

The Broncos traded with Baltimore at No. 25, giving up second-, third- and fourth-round picks.

"Denver panicked," Wilson said. "(Tebow's) a good player, but we had no interest in taking him. We were not moving up to take Tebow." 

Wilson was delighted with Buffalo's first round pick, Clemson running back C.J. Spiller, an elusive back who boasts 4.3 speed.

"I agree with Jon Gruden," Wilson said of the former NFL coach-turned-ESPN analyst. "I think he was the best player in the draft. We've been dull for 10 years ... no excitement. We've got to create some excitement." 

The 5-10, 196-pound Spiller was the ACC Player of the Year, scoring 51 career touchdowns. The Bills scored just 25 touchdowns last year and were outscored 119-77 in the fourth quarter.

"We can flank him out," Wilson said. "He's a great return guy, and he's a heck of a runner. I just think we got a really good choice."

The Bills will now figure out a way to get Spiller into a rotation that also includes running backs Marshawn Lynch, who had been the subject of trade speculation, and the overachieving Fred Jackson.

New York Sports