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The Bills do not publicly confirm which players were among the top-30 visits the team hosted at One Bills Drive. A group of 24 names were reported by various outlets before the draft so it's unclear whether the Bills used all 30. One name that was not reported was Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, whom the Bills traded up to select at No. 16. Coach Sean McDe…

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The fourth through seventh rounds of the NFL Draft are today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (noon, ESPN and NFL Network). See below for updates on the selections as they happen, along with observations and posts from our [BN] Blitz team. After an anticlimactic Friday, in which the Buffalo Bills had just one pick four selections from the end of the third roun…

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The Bills made a pair of trades in Thursday's first round that will have implications on their remaining picks in the NFL Draft. The Bills began the draft with nine picks. Here are the two deals: Bills send No. 12, No. 53 and No. 56 to Tampa Bay for No. 7 and No. 255. The Bills used the No. 7 pick on Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. The Bucs used No. 12 on Washingto…

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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen says the questions about his accuracy and his 56.1 percent completion rate have been "blown out of proportion." But that figure is a key part of the Allen narrative heading into the NFL Draft. The physical traits -- size, big arm -- are obvious. How well and how quickly he can transition to the NFL is the concern. Here are five draft an…

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Yes, the Buffalo Bills are aware that everyone wants a quarterback, that everyone figures they have draft picks to use as chips to move up in Round 1. With nine selections – including two first-round picks, two second-round and the first the third round – the Bills are among the top 5 in terms of draft capital. But coming off a 9-7 season and dealing with losses in f…

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Mock drafts are everywhere as the draft continues to draw closer, but it's not just the media and fans who assemble them. NFL scouting departments do them, too. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said he plans to do an internal mock draft with his staff on Monday to help prepare the Bills for the various scenarios that might emerge on draft night. "We’ll sit ther…

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(This is the first installment of a position-by-position preview of the 2018 NFL Draft.) Overview: The best player in the draft might be very well be a running back, Penn State's Saquon Barkley. But he's hardly the only quality player at the position in this year's class. There are a few other potential first-rounders and excellent depth throughout this crop. All in all…

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The Patriots have joined the Bills as teams with two first-round picks in the NFL Draft. The Patriots are trading wide receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Rams for the 23rd overall pick and a sixth-round pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cooks was acquired last March from the Saints with the Patriots' first-round pick going to New Orleans. …

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The Bills are expected to target a quarterback in the NFL Draft, but they might need to move even higher than the 12th pick to get the player they want. What would it take to acquire the second overall pick? The News unveiled a draft pick trading calculator this week that can help answer that question. Bills general manager Brandon Beane said Monday at the league …

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Bills coach Sean McDermott met with members of the media Tuesday morning at the annual coaches breakfast at the league meetings in Orlando. Here are some excerpts of what he had to say: On potential trades: Conversations with GM Brandon Beane are happening this week at meetings about possible draft trades. McDermott said he has been in meetings in Orlando and has see…

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The Bill have six draft picks within the first three rounds, including five within the first 65 selections, and nine total picks after the trade of quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns. That gives them even more draft capital to spend if they so choose to move up for a quarterback in Round 1. According to calculations by Sharp Football following a big day…

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Give Baker Mayfield credit for having a sense of humor. Mayfield appeared on the NFL Network and was challenged to a test of his accuracy against former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson. Six targets were lined up with six potential destinations for Mayfield in the draft as determined by NFL Network's draft analysts. The Bills were among the six and placed last. …

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Following the coin flip to break a tie for the No. 9 pick and the addition of compensatory picks, the NFL has now released the full 2018 draft order. The Bills own eight picks: Round 1: 21 and 22 (from Kansas City) Round 2: 53 and 56 (from Los Angeles Rams) Round 3: 96 (from Philadelphia) Round 4: 121 Round 5: 155 and 158 (from Jacksonville) Here is th…

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Owner Terry Pegula was part of the Bills' contingent during interviews with potential draft prospects during the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, The Buffalo News confirmed. It is not uncommon for owners to be part of these conversations, given the investment in draft picks. Pegula has sat in previously, including last year, and also made some campus visits with the…