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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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The last time five quarterbacks were chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft was 1999. The only time six were chosen was 1983, with three of those choices going on to become Hall of Famers. So where does this quarterback class rank? “I know since last summer, I felt like there was going to be a lot of depth to this quarterback class,” said Phil Savage, former g…

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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 2018 NFL Draft is expected to feature a near-record number of quarterbacks selected in the first round, with as many as five QBs – Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson – likely be taken in the first 32 picks. The most quarterbacks ever drafted in the first round is six, which happened in 1983 – the year of Jim Kelly's famed draft cla…

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(This is the latest installment in a series on potential quarterback options for the Buffalo Bills leading up to the NFL Draft.) Lamar Jackson is the only player in college football's bowl subdivision era to pass for at least 3,500 yards and rush for at least 1,500 yards in a season. And Jackson did it twice. Yet at least one NFL team requested that Jackson work out …

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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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ORLANDO, Fla. – Marvin Lewis broke into a smile and seemed on the verge of laughing out loud while he spoke about AJ McCarron. Lewis coached McCarron the past four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. For now, McCarron is expected to be the Buffalo Bills' opening-day quarterback. So what is it about McCarron that makes Lewis beam at the mere mention? "He's a joy t…

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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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With the Scouting Combine finished, it's time for a slew of updated mock drafts. Here are a number of mock drafts released this week and their projections for Bills' picks at No. 21 and 22 in the first round: Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus  No. 21: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State  Buffalo is searching for their quarterback of the future and with two firs…