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Charles Omenihu likes to do his research. As a highly regarded, NFL edge-rushing prospect, the former University of Texas standout wants to know not only what allows the best players at his position to excel, but what it takes to become a first-round pick. That’s what drew Omenihu to Shaq Lawson after the Buffalo Bills made him the 19th overall choice of the 2016 dra…

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MOBILE, Ala. — More than anything, the recent changes Sean McDermott made to his coaching staff came down to a gut feeling about where the Buffalo Bills were headed after his second season as their head coach. It was the kind of thing, as he explained Tuesday, that literally poked him awake. McDermott concluded a shakeup was needed with the offensive line and special tea…

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MOBILE, Ala. — A year ago, the mission was clear. The Buffalo Bills’ talent evaluators and coaches arrived at the Senior Bowl college all-star football game looking for a franchise quarterback. They weren’t ignoring other positions, of course, but their focus was on the spot they hoped would transform the franchise. Ultimately, the Bills used the seventh overall pick on …

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University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl and linebacker Khalil Hodge will play in the East-West Shrine Game, UB announced Monday. Johnson leads the Bulls with 52 receptions for 944 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. In two years at UB, he is already fifth in career receiving yards with more than 2,300 an…

Analysis

It is common knowledge that NFL scouts value the week of practice more than all-star games themselves. Every evaluator in the business, however, is looking for gamers who perform their best with the lights shining brightest.  As such, here is a list of prospects who helped their draft stock Saturday with impressive performances in the 2018 Senior Bowl. Perhaps most interes…

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The shortest man in the trenches at the Senior Bowl has some big credits to his football resume. University of Texas defensive tackle Poona Ford measured just 5 foot, 11 1/2 inches Tuesday morning at the weigh-in and measurement session for the annual all-star game. He was the only offensive or defensive lineman under 6-feet tall, a fact he considers a badge of honor…

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Phil Savage is a busy man. The former general manager of the Cleveland Browns and a longtime personnel man in the NFL, Savage is the executive director of the Senior Bowl, which is scheduled for next week in Mobile, Ala. He also serves as a radio analyst for University of Alabama football. That means he got an up-close look at new Bills offensive coordinator Brian Dabol…