"Another frequent All-Star selection, Stratton is considered one of the best blitzing linebackers in the league. He also knows how to cover pass patterns, since nine years ago he was an end at the University of Tennessee. He put on weight (up to 250) and the coaches made a linebacker out of him. But he can still catch a pass, as his 17 career interceptions indicate.
Stratton also works well with his linebacking mates Paul Guidry and Harry Jacobs to form one of the strongest units on the Bills."
-Brenda and Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1970