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Bills GM Brandon Beane watching QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State WRs in bowl

The life of an NFL GM during the season often involves numerous trips to college games to scout draft prospects.

Bills GM Brandon Beane and assistant GM Joe Schoen are reportedly at Thursday's Camping World Bowl in Orlando between Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech.

Quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receivers James Washington and Marcell Ateman are the headliners, all prospects who could interest the Bills.

Keep in mind that a unique system exists for getting credentials to bowl games for NFL scouts. Each team only gets credentials for five of the 40 bowl games and the draw is random.

Beane told The News' Jay Skurski last week that the Bills planned to scout three or four of the five games that they received credentials for and planned to buy tickets for another game. He said the Bills don't put added weight on bowl games, except the two national semifinals.

Here's the report from FanRag Sports' Joe Marino:

Heading into the bowl game, Rudolph threw 90 touchdowns to just 26 interceptions in his career with the Cowboys.

Washington won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver in 2017.  Ateman had over 1,000 yards with eight receiving scores as a senior. All are projected to go somewhere in the first three rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.


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