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Here is The Buffalo News' first look at how the first round of the NFL Draft may unfold in April.

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MINNEAPOLIS – Here are my five takes from the Philadelphia Eagles' stunning, 41-33 upset victory against the New England Patriots Sunday: 1. How the heck does Nick Foles go from Super Bowl MVP to his previous status as the backup to Carson Wentz? In the days leading up to the game, Foles said that going back to being an understudy was something he was fully p…

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Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com It is common knowledge that NFL scouts value the week of practice more than all-star games themselves. Every evaluator in the business, however, is looking for gamers who perform their best with the lights shining brightest. As such, here is a list of prospects who helped their draft stock Saturday with impressive performances in the 2018 Sen…

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It is common knowledge that NFL scouts value the week of practice more than all-star games themselves. Every evaluator in the business, however, is looking for gamers who perform their best with the lights shining brightest.  As such, here is a list of prospects who helped their draft stock Saturday with impressive performances in the 2018 Senior Bowl. Perhaps most interes…

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At the moment, there's nothing that sounds even remotely positive about Friday's news that Eric Wood has been forced into retirement by a neck injury. The Buffalo Bills are losing a pillar of their team, the anchor of their offensive line, a leader. Their fans are losing someone with whom they had a special connection, a familiar face and voice they felt they could alwa…

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Mock drafts at this point in the offseason are equivalent to throwing darts blindfolded. With Senior Bowl practices getting started Tuesday in Mobile, Ala., the process of formulating draft boards is just beginning. The NFL Scouting Combine is still to come, as is free agency, pro days and team visits with prospects. All of those factor into setting a team's draft board…

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It seemed like a bad fit from the start: Rick Dennison's wide-zone-blocking scheme for the run and an offensive line that didn't have the experience or the right kind of athletes to make it succeed. Dennison didn't use the concept exclusively through his one-and-done season as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator. However, he used it enough to create at leas…

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By hiring Brian Daboll as his new offensive coordinator, Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott was out to get more than someone to help revive the team's stagnant offense. McDermott also wanted a vital coaching component for developing a rookie quarterback the Bills are likely to select in the draft, as well as bringing the best out of any other QB on the roster. …

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Practices began Monday for the East-West Shrine Game in Florida. Here are some players for Bills fans to watch courtesy of Dan Shonka of Ourlads.com who is among the members of the game's selection committee. Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State: Four-time All America selection and winner of the Doris Robinson Award, given to an FCS player who excels in the classroom…

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you submitted to me via Twitter @viccarucci. I have answers: I think the bills should go all out to sign Cousins and use all the picks on major needs? Concur? — Joe Zanghi (@jvzanghi) January 11, 2018 Vic Carucci: I can't say I necessarily hate the idea. Paying Kirk Cousins top-end quarterback money, easily above $25 millio…

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It's easy to get hung up on the quarterback position, to make it the be-all, end-all of whatever the Buffalo Bills do during the coming months. The Bills, themselves, have done plenty to help create such thinking, even though their public stance is that they're still "evaluating" what to do about Tyrod Taylor and the rest of the roster. Make no mistake, however. The …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 10-3 wild-card playoff loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars worked out: 1. Ride that emotional wave that began in Miami all the way through Jacksonville. Nope. The Bills actually seemed to come into this game pretty flat. They had good support from a vocal turnout of thousands of fans in the c…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – They deserve credit, for sure. They were nobody's pick to make the playoffs. They were on everybody's list to be one of the NFL's prime tankers. For that reason, alone, Richie Incognito was well within his rights to express a bit of p…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 10-3 wild-card playoff loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at EverBank Stadium. Fun while it lasted: The Bills' season is over. The team far exceeded expectations with its 9-7 record a…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' wild-card playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field Sunday: 1. Ride that emotional wave that began in Miami all the way through Jacksonville. The Bills did more than simply receive a postseason berth last Sunday. They ended a 17-year playoff drought in the most dramatic fashion possible. Minut…