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The NFL Draft was the local TV event of the month. The combined ratings for the coverage of the NFL draft by ESPN, NFL Network and Fox illustrate that Western New York was extremely interested in what the Buffalo Bills were going to do with their two first-round picks. Here are is a Top 12 list from this dial-switcher of the most interesting things heard or seen on t…

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The three-day extravaganza known as the NFL Draft will engulf and devour our TV screens this week. Fox TV and the NFL Network for the first time are partnering for a simulcast of the first round on Thursday, and for rounds 2 and 3 on Friday. ESPN will have its own broadcast each day of the draft, with alternate coverage on ESPN2. On Saturday, when rounds 4 through 7 are…

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The Buffalo Bills should be able to get defensive help throughout the 2018 NFL Draft at some of their prime need positions, according to the assessment of draft guru Mike Mayock. Mayock, the NFL Network analyst, likes the talent at defensive tackle and coverage linebacker into the middle rounds. "I think interior defensive line at the high end is outstanding, and I t…

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NFL Network analyst and draft guru Mike Mayock says he doesn't see a quarterback worthy of being ranked among the top five players in this year's NFL Draft. "If I had to do a top players – position players and quarterbacks – I'm not sure any of those quarterbacks would be my top five players,'' he told Cleveland radio station 92.3 The Fan's Bull and Fox  via Cleveland.c…

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NFL Network's Mike Mayock and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. have released their respective position rankings for the NFL Draft. In a year when there are differences among draft observers about the top quarterbacks, Mayock and Kiper have the same six players in their rankings. The biggest difference: Kiper has Wyoming's Josh Allen as No. 1 and USC's Sam Darnold as No. 2. Mayoc…

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Buffalo Bills may not be able to fix their biggest offensive problem in the second round of the upcoming NFL Draft. "The quarterback thing is hard," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said this week on a conference call. Players like UCLA's Brett Hundley or Baylor's Bryce Petty might be available when the Bills are on the clock with the No. 50 …

NEW YORK -- It's generally accepted that it took three hours for Khalil Mack to transform himself from a borderline first-round prospect to a player who could potentially be the first overall pick tonight on the last day of August last year in Columbus, Ohio. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock explains why: "I think the most significant tape for him was Ohio State, be…

INDIANAPOLIS -- Khalil Mack is the kind of dude who'll acknowledge a snub by wearing it with honor. Take his No. 46, for instance. Mack's jersey symbolizes one of his harshest assessments. The Fort Pierce, Fla., native received a single Division I scholarship offer. So he went to the University at Buffalo with vengeance on his mind. Any perceived slight was motivation f…

INDIANAPOLIS -- The only thing that might prevent University at Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack's draft stock from soaring any higher are several extra layers of ozone. Top 10 pick? Top five pick? How about No. 1 overall? That's the type of attention NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock claims Mack deserves. "He's one of the best two or three players in this draft," Mayock t…

Kiko Alonso was not widely viewed as a second-round talent heading into the 2013 NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills, however, made him just that, and Alonso paid them back by turning in a solid rookie season. The Oregon product finished with 159 tackles, third most in the NFL, two sacks, one forced fumble and four interceptions, which tied for the team high. During a conferenc…

The difference between Mike Pettine and Jim Schwartz shouldn't alter how the Buffalo Bills view their 2014 defensive needs. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock addressed that topic today on a conference call to preview the NFL scouting combine, which opens this week in Indianapolis. "It's one of those situations where, philosophically, they're similar defensive coaches," May…