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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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[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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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 Bills are scheduled to have a top 30 visit with Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph this weekend, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Rudolph is the third quarterback reported to have such a visit scheduled with the Bills, joining UCLA's Josh Rosen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. Mayfield is scheduled to be in Buffalo next week. Rudolph has the …

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Consider this my official plea to the NFL: Please, move the draft up at least two weeks on the calendar. Perhaps the pre-draft process just feels like it's dragging more than usual this year because of the buzz around the Buffalo Bills' plans, but I'm ready for the picks to start being made. I've read more mock drafts and scouting reports than I  care to admit. With …

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The Buffalo Bills’ scouting report on Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could dictate how aggressive they are in pursuing a trade up in next month’s draft. That’s the opinion of ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Speaking Wednesday on a national conference call, Kiper was asked how he would solve the Bills’ quarterback conundrum. “They have to decide how much of a d…

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The weekend trade that moved the New York Jets into the No. 3 slot will have reverberations through the draft order and could impact the Bills' ability to get their quarterback of choice. Here are the selections for the Bills in five mock drafts updated since the trade: Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY Sports At 12: Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma: GM Brandon Bea…

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So much for that smooth start to the offseason for the Buffalo Bills. General Manager Brandon Beane’s morning coffee must have been ruined Saturday with the news that the New York Jets have moved up to the third pick in next month’s draft. That puts Buffalo’s AFC East rivals in prime position to draft a quarterback – which has been widely assumed to be the Bills’ plan. …

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Todd McShay has the same question that's on the mind of most Buffalo Bills fans: What’s the team going to do at quarterback in 2018? The ESPN NFL Draft analyst published his third mock draft of the offseason Wednesday, but had the Bills taking a pair of defensive players with the 21st and 22nd picks – Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan and Louisville cornerback Jaire …

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UCLA's Josh Rosen will throw at the Scouting Combine next Saturday in Indianapolis, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield has previously said he intends to take part in passing drills. The report indicates that Wyoming's Josh Allen and Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph also will throw. USC's Sam Darnold has not made a decision yet. With …

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A number of national outlets have posted new mock drafts in the aftermath of the college all-star games, including last weekend's Senior Bowl. Here is a sampling of some mock drafts and who they have the Bills selecting at Nos. 21 and 22 in the first round. CBS Sports  No. 21, Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State This pick makes too much sense to tweak right now. The…

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Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will not compete at next week's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., because of a minor left foot sprain, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rudolph has intrigued Bills fans as a draft possibility. The sprain will not require surgery, according to the report, and Rudolph will be in Mobile for official measurements and interv…