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The link between Bills third-round pick Harrison Phillips and super fan Ezra Castro, best known as "Pancho Billa," is continuing. Castro, a longtime Bills fan from Texas, was invited onto the stage at the NFL Draft by Bills legends Andre Reed and Fred Jackson to help announce a Bills pick. That selection turned out to be Phillips, a defensive lineman from Stanford. C…

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Here's another chance to curse common first names. An innocent ESPN interview Friday night with the station's Buffalo Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak has sparked social media theatrics, with a modest side of humor. Arizona Cardinals' senior vice president of media relations, Mark Dalton, spotted an error in an ESPN lower-third that claimed quarterback Josh Rosen had p…

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Click the links for features, analysis, photos and comments about the eight Bills draft picks and undrafted free agents: FIRST ROUND Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming In depth: Josh Allen wants you to know he's not who you might think he is Josh Allen: 'There's not an ounce of hate in my body' Josh Allen to Bills fans: Look at my film, not my stats Bills land their…

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One NFL Draft ends, the looking ahead begins. As it stands now, the Bills have nine picks for the 2019 NFL Draft. That is the same number that they entered the weekend's draft with before the trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that allowed the Bills to move to No. 7 and select Josh Allen. Round 1: Own pick Round 2: Own pick Round 3: Own pick Round 4: Own…

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Grading an NFL Draft is a subjective exercise. What some analysts may consider a reach, others would contend is a steal. Such is the nature of evaluating prospects. Not surprisingly, then, there is a wide range of opinions about the eight-man 2018 class of the Buffalo Bills. One respected analyst gave the Bills his only "A" grade of the entire draft, while an analyti…

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The Bills had one pick Friday night in the third round but could have a busy Saturday with five scheduled selections. The draft begins at noon (ESPN, NFL Network). Fourth round: No. 121 Fifth round: No. 154 (acquired from Baltimore in trade to move up to No. 16 on Thursday) and No. 166 (from Jacksonville in Marcell Dareus trade). Sixth round: No. 187 (acquired fro…

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Josh Allen has been widely viewed as possibly the Bills' most important quarterback selection – or pick of any kind – since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly in 1983. Kelly, who continues to recover from jaw reconstruction surgery, took to Instagram on Thursday night to congratulate Allen: In Dallas after the selection, the News' Vick Carucci asked Allen about the enormity…

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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 Bills made a pair of trades in Thursday's first round that will have implications on their remaining picks in the NFL Draft. The Bills began the draft with nine picks. Here are the two deals: Bills send No. 12, No. 53 and No. 56 to Tampa Bay for No. 7 and No. 255. The Bills used the No. 7 pick on Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. The Bucs used No. 12 on Washingto…

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If you're like many who ignored the hype going into the NFL Draft and are just joining others suffering from draft fatigue, congratulations. You effectively skipped the semester without anyone noticing. There's still time to cram for the final exam and earn a better grade than kids with perfect attendance. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane had studied so much that his…

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Peter King of the highly popular Monday Morning Quarterback warned readers not to put too much stock into the mock draft that he released Monday morning. But given how well connected King is in league circles, it is worth noting that he has the Bills moving up to No. 6 in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts and selecting Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. The trade, though…

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Yes, the Buffalo Bills are aware that everyone wants a quarterback, that everyone figures they have draft picks to use as chips to move up in Round 1. With nine selections – including two first-round picks, two second-round and the first the third round – the Bills are among the top 5 in terms of draft capital. But coming off a 9-7 season and dealing with losses in f…

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Mock drafts are everywhere as the draft continues to draw closer, but it's not just the media and fans who assemble them. NFL scouting departments do them, too. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said he plans to do an internal mock draft with his staff on Monday to help prepare the Bills for the various scenarios that might emerge on draft night. "We’ll sit ther…

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The Bills are hosting Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller on Wednesday – the last day teams are allowed to host prospects before the NFL Draft, according to NBC Sports' Josh Norris. Norris also is reporting that Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore is at the Bills' facility. Moore's visit was reported last weekend. Miller, who visited with Washington on Monday, had 191…