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The Bills selected Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday, and Ford was in town Saturday. Ford tweeted Monday that he was thinking about getting a tattoo for his new team. The suggestions quickly followed: Some, however, cautioned that he might want to rethink the idea. https://buffalo…

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Here are five things about the Bills' second seventh-round pick, Boston College tight end Tommy Sweeney. 1.It's been a while. Sweeney is the first Boston College tight end to be drafted since 2004. Sean Ryan was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round that year. 2. The stats. Sweeney caught more passes in each successive season, playing all four years and s…

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Here are five things to know about the first of the Bills' two seventh-round pick, North Carolina A&T edge rusher Darryl Johnson Jr. 1. The nickname. Johnson is mostly known as "Bam." He signed off on the Instagram post announcing he was planning to forgo his senior season at A&T as Darryl "Bam" Johnson. 2. The stats. The MEAC Defensive Player of the Year in …

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Q: What's the plan going forward? Have you already started talking about if you'll play tackle? A: We've been meeting with the coaches all day. The plan right now is starting off at right tackle. Q: What is the backstory to him saying before the draft that Buffalo was where he wanted to end up? A: One of the local reporters came up to me and he was asking me about the p…

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Here are five things about the Buffalo Bills sixth-round draft pick, Jaquan Johnson, a safety from the University of Miami. 1.Scouting report. His role as a team captain makes him the type of player the Bills like. He is rarely out of position and can hit, despite being 5-foot-10 and 191 pounds. Via NFL.com, "Interchangeable safety with aggressiveness and leadership qua…

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The Bills have made four selections through the first two days of the NFL draft and have four more picks in Rounds 4-7 on Saturday. Here are how some national analysts grade the Bills' picks thus far. Luke Easterling, Draft Wire: Overall grade: A Love what the Bills have done overall thus far. Oliver was the No. 3 overall prospect on my board, so landing him at No. 9…

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Here are five things to know about the Buffalo Bills' second third-round pick, Dawson Knox from Ole Miss. 1. He’s a wide receiver-turned-quarterback-turned-tight end. Knox joined Ole Miss as a walk-on out of high school power Brentwood Academy in Tennessee. According to the Tennessean, he had dislocated his ankle during his senior year in high school in his first sta…

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Since he became general manager of the Bills, Brandon Beane has made 16 trades that involve draft picks. That includes two that he made Friday night during the 2019 NFL Draft. Here is the rundown of his deals: July 26, 2017: Traded quarterback Cardale Jones to the then-San Diego Chargers in exchange for a 2018 conditional seventh-round pick (later traded to the Carolina…

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After a pair of trades by the Buffalo Bills on Friday night during Rounds 2 and 3, here are the pick that the Bills have made and the remaining picks of the NFL Draft. Rounds 4 through 7 are Saturday, beginning at noon. First round, No. 9: Ed Oliver, defensive tackle, Houston Second round, No. 38: Cody Ford, offensive lineman, Oklahoma Third round, No. 74: Devin S…

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Q: What are your first thoughts on the building and what you’ve seen so far today? A: I’m just so excited to be here. It’s everything that I thought it was going to be, plus more. I’ve met everybody. I’ve met the Pegulas. Great people in this building – defensive coordinator, head coach, defensive line coach, I met everybody today. Again, it’s everything I expected. Q: E…

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The Bills' selection of Ed Oliver with the No. 9 pick Thursday night was almost universally lauded, with one notable exception. Here are what some national analysts had to say in grading the Bills' pick. Pete Prisco, CBS Sports I thought he was misused at Houston. I think this kid is going to be special at the next level. He is not Aaron Donald, I don't like that…

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Bills first-round pick Ed Oliver brought some of Houston with him to Nashville. Oliver starred at Houston's Westfield High and then went to the University of Houston. He tweeted an image of the inside of his sport coat that depicted the street graffiti that is over Houston's North Freeway. Oliver's message with the photo: "This here is for the greatest place on ea…

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As the clock moves toward the NFL draft, Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane is continuing to do his due diligence. During a Facebook Live interview with Steve Tasker, Beane says he’s talked to at least six to eight other general managers Thursday about a potential trade up or down and another handful of teams on Wednesday. One thing we know is Beane is not a…

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The News' Jay Skurski and WGRZ's Heather Prusak break down the Bills' need for an edge rusher in the upcoming NFL draft in the second in a series. Look for breakdowns from the News' Vic Carucci, Jay and Heather of defensive tackle, defensive end, wide receiver, tight end, cornerback and offensive tackle. https://buffalonews.com/2019/04/06/nfl-draft-buffalo-bills-def…

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The News' Vic Carucci and WGRZ's Heather Prusak break down the Bills' need for a defensive tackle in the upcoming NFL draft in the first in a series. Look for breakdowns from the News' Jay Skurski, Vic and Heather of defensive end, wide receiver, tight end, cornerback and offensive tackle in upcoming editions.   https://buffalonews.com/2019/04/08/buffalo-bil…