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Baker Mayfield was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns in last month's NFL Draft, but he insists that he did not know he would be selected in that spot until he heard from Browns General Manager John Dorsey. Mayfield said Thursday on Sirius XM Radio that he thought the Browns would select Josh Allen if they did not select him. Allen, of course, was selected b…

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During a segment on ESPN's NFL Live outside AT&T Stadium in Texas – site of Thursday night's NFL Draft – former Bills coach Rex Ryan was analyzing the quarterbacks expected to be among the top picks. The Bills figure to be a team looking to trade up in order to select one of the highly ranked prospects. Ryan said the Bills need to be aggressive and lauded Bills o…

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What will the Bills do Thursday night with the 12th overall pick? Bills beat writers Jay Skurski and Vic Carucci read the Draft Meter on the likelihood of these players landing in Buffalo. The meter reading goes from 1 (least likely) to 10 (most likely). Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California Jay: He’s a personality match to Bills coach Sean McDermott, but more than th…

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It won’t be hard to find the Buffalo Bills on TV this fall. Tune in at 1 p.m. Sunday from September through December, and there they’ll be for 15 of their 16 games. Outside of one appearance on Monday Night Football, the Bills are scheduled during the early games every other weekend – of which five of the first seven are on the road. It’s the type of schedule that’s ref…

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If you believe the popular pre-draft literature, the Buffalo Bills ought to draft the quarterback with the biggest arm so he can throw the ball through our miserable weather. "Because the Bills’ QB will need to navigate Western New York winters, they roll the dice on (Josh) Allen’s cannon versus the touch and accuracy of Josh Rosen," Yahoo! Sports wrote. Allen is "bu…

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[BN] Blitz's Path to the Passer series explored potential quarterbacks for the Bills and how quarterbacks are evaluated. How much does a strong arm matter?  At times, it’s as if no other trait matters. Find a big arm and your passing prayers are answered. Find a big arm and expect big success. The Browns, who own the first and fourth overall picks in the draft that be…

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The 1983 quarterback draft class is the gold standard. This year's group probably won't pan out so well, but silver sure can shimmer. The Comstock Lode, the massive silver vein in Nevada's western mountains, made many men rich and established much of America's Pacific infrastructure. There was so much silver, the U.S. Mint opened a branch in nearby Carson City. …

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1. Sam Darnold*, USC. 6-3, 221. At the top largely because of improvisational playmaking and strong leadership, but turnovers can't be ignored. 2. Josh Rosen*, UCLA. 6-4, 226. True pocket passer with a strong, accurate arm, and anticipates well. Questions linger about how much he loves football. 3. Josh Allen*, Wyoming. 6-4, 237. Big, strong, tough and the ability to…

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The last time five quarterbacks were chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft was 1999. The only time six were chosen was 1983, with three of those choices going on to become Hall of Famers. So where does this quarterback class rank? “I know since last summer, I felt like there was going to be a lot of depth to this quarterback class,” said Phil Savage, former g…

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Editor's note: News Bills writers Jay Skurski and Vic Carucci have taken opposing views on the Bills' potential draft strategy. Here, Skurski argues that the time is now to sell the farm to get a franchise quarterback. Carucci argues the Bills have too many holes to fill to give up too much for a quarterback. The Buffalo Bills haven’t come this far to turn back now. …

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ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit recently said on a conference call with reporters that he ranks Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield as the No. 1 quarterback in the draft. But when Herbstreit was asked what types of traits a quarterback needs to have developed by the time he leaves college that are hard to improve on in the pros, he gave a rousing endorsement of Mayf…

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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen remains a popular mock draft target for the Bills. Jay Skurski's most recent Mock Draft Roundup saw Allen slotted to Buffalo six times, making him far and away the player most frequently given to the Bills. In researching Allen, one prominent dissenting opinion comes from the analytic site Pro Football Focus. While most outlets conside…

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Here is a roundup of the most recent mock drafts with each expert's picks for whom the Bills will select at No. 12 and No. 22 (barring a trade). Mel Kiper, ESPN: 12. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech and 22. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville. Reasoning: "Edmunds might be the best athlete in this draft – and he could play inside or outside linebacker in Buffalo. ... Wit…

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The Buffalo Bills were already known to have set up a pre-draft meeting with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Now that meeting has a date. Mayfield will visit the Bills next Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10, according to Mike Jones of USA Today. Mayfield is among the quarterbacks expected to be taken in the first round of the draft, though most evaluators rank …

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The 2018 NFL Draft is expected to feature a near-record number of quarterbacks selected in the first round, with as many as five QBs – Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson – likely be taken in the first 32 picks. The most quarterbacks ever drafted in the first round is six, which happened in 1983 – the year of Jim Kelly's famed draft cla…