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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Did the Bills get the steal of draft weekend?

By now you've probably heard the gist of the David Sills story.

Here's the skinny: Sills was infamously offered a scholarship by Lane Kiffin to attend the University of Southern California at the age of 13 as a quarterback in Delaware. Sports Illustrated called him “one of the greatest prospects ever.”

That, of course, was premature.

Sills never materialized as a QB prospect and never went to USC. But he did end up having quite the run as a wide receiver at West Virginia.

The Bills signed Sills, an undrafted free agent, to compete for their 53-man roster as a wide receiver. How'd that happen? Jay Skurski took a look.

Could the Bills have gotten the steal of draft weekend? It's possible.

"I think he can play as long as he wants to play at the next level,” former WVU wide receivers coach Tyron Carrier said. “He's a technician, probably one of the smartest kids I've ever been around, one of the most hardworking kids, too. I mean, I can rave about him all day. I really feel like Buffalo has got the steal of the NFL draft. It's out of this world that he didn't get drafted. I don't understand, but congratulations to Buffalo.

Fan petition urges Bills to sign Pancho Billa to one-day contract: As of 8 p.m. Sunday night, more than 6,000 people had signed a petition to have the Bills sign super fan Ezra Castro, better known as Pancho Billa, to a one-day contract. The petition can be viewed here.

Bills draftee Ed Oliver is taking some inspiration from Castro.

Agent announces Bills have added tight end from minicamp try-out: The Bills apparently liked what tight end Moral Stephens showed them during rookie minicamp. He signed a contract Sunday.

In case you missed it: Jay Skurski's latest NFL mailbag ranks Josh Allen among the 32 starting quarterbacks in the league, addresses the "No. 1 receiver" concern and more.


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