Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield is perhaps the most polarizing quarterback prospect in the NFL draft. He could be the next Drew Brees. Or another Johnny Manziel.
After studying Mayfield at the Senior Bowl this week, Mark Gaughan analyzes the Oklahoma quarterback in the first installment in a series of in-depth features on potential passers for the Bills.
"Look for Mayfield to dispel most doubts about his character in the next three months leading up to the NFL Draft. He has widely been viewed as a first-round draft candidate since late in the college season. He looked outstanding during Senior Bowl practices. Given the need for quarterbacks in the 2018 draft, he might even end up being a top-10 pick. That means the Bills probably would have to move up to get him, which makes him a longer-shot candidate to fill Buffalo's quarterback need."
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Inside the Bills : Ryan Groy is ready if called upon again to replace Eric Wood at center, but he will miss his linemate. “He's such a great person, and he means so much to the community and the team," Groy told Jay Skurski.
Retirement reactions: “I was hurt when I heard the news about Eric,” LeSean McCoy said from the Pro Bowl. “I haven’t got a chance to talk to him yet. I want to really spend some time with him and talk to him. I’m going to go up to Buffalo and just check him out. He’s a good friend of mine."
Jack Eichel: ""It's really unfortunate," Eichel told Mike Harrington on Saturday at NHL All-Star Media Day. "Somebody like Eric who has had such an impact on the community in Buffalo and who is so well-liked ... just speaking to people inside the organization with the Bills or Sabres or just in the city in general, everyone has such good things to say about him."
Richie Incognito: “He’s Buffalo through and through," Wood's closest teammate said. "Since he’s got there, he’s tried to help as many people as he can in the community In Buffalo, in Louisville. All over. He’s got such a big heart and he really does well to help people.”
Another departure? The Carolina Panthers reportedly plan to interview Buffalo's assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson for their general manager opening. The Bills front office has already lost Brian Gaine to the Houston Texans GM position.