Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 4/14

Source: Colt McCoy visiting Browns today, Rams are next | National Football Post
"University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy visited the Buffalo Bills on Monday and began his visit with the Cleveland Browns today, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation."

Bills All-Time draft memories: Thurman Thomas - BuffaloBills.com
Thuarman Thomas suffered a partial ACL tear forcing many teams to pass on the running back despite his collegiate success. ESPN cameras filmed the scene as he got hot enough you "could've fried an egg on my head". Ultimately selected at number 40 overall, Thomas used his draft day fall as motivation in his rookie campaign and set the stage for his Hall of Fame career.

2010 NFL Draft Preview | Pro-Football-Reference.com
Pro Football reference does an outstanding job comparing draft slot to past production. They look at every draft pick 1-255 giving career average numbers, naming a representative player from the group (Kyle Brady is the avg. for number 9), and naming the best players ever at that draft spot. (Notables at Bills' picks: Bruce Matthews was drafted at 9, Andre Tippett at 41, Shannon Sharpe at 196.)

NFL Draft
Early entry to NFL draft has OT prospect Bryan Bulaga primed - USATODAY.com

"USA TODAY continues its draft series by analyzing the offensive linemen available in the April 22-24 NFL draft. Also in this article: Cream of the crop among offensive linemen and teams in need."

Bills draft strategy (3:07) - BuffaloBills.com
This NFL Network video analyzes what the Bills might do on draft day. Former Bill Bucky Brooks thinks the Bills should take big OT Bryan Bulaga to solidify the line. Jimmy Clausen, C.J. Spiller, and Dan Williams get mentioned as well.

BillBoard: Jaws on QB sleepers
Tennessee's Jonathan Crompton and Northwestern's Mike Kafka have caught Ron Jaworski's eyes as sleepers in the draft.

BillBoard: Gruden on Clausen, Tebow
"Former Tampa and Oakland head coach Jon Gruden is a big fan of both Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen and Florida's Tim Tebow in this year's NFL Draft. Gruden spoke on an ESPN conference call today."

Mighty mite Spiller has breakaway talent : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
C.J. Spiller dominates Allen Wilson's preview of the running backs in the draft.

BillBoard: Draft watch: Doug Worthington
A quick look at possible late-round addition Doug Worthington from Ohio State. Worthington has ideal size to play 3-4 end according to Mark Gaughan.

The Who's Who - Cornerbacks - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Leading up to the NFL Draft, we'll be taking a comprehensive look at each position and preview who are the names to know. On today's agenda, cornerbacks."

16 of 24 draft players Mike Williams | WIVB.com
One of the four locals (Buffalo-based) is talented wide receiver Mike Williams of Buffalo, who's next up as we profile 24 players in 24 days.

14 of 24 draft players Sergio Kindle | WIVB.com
WIVB takes a closer look at OLB prospect Sergio Kindle.

13 of 24 draft players Brandon Graham | WIVB.com
"The scouts love him and Graham says the coaches will also, especially those who want him to play outside linebacker in a 3/4 defense."

NFL Draft - Not a Mock, just Pass me the Rock - Front Office Fans
"Who SHOULD be picked by the teams with the top 10 selections in the draft." The Bills take Bryan Bulaga.

Potential Marshawn Lynch Trade
Report: Second-rounder gets Lynch - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"A second-round pick for a player with Lynch's rap sheet seems expensive. The Scouts Inc. draft board projects Cal's Jahvid Best and Ole Miss' Dexter McCluster as second-round picks in this year's draft. Buffalo might very well pull the trigger on a Lynch trade, but if the front office can finagle a second-round draft pick out of another team, then it will be a substantial coup."

Report: Seahawks have discussed Marshawn Lynch | ProFootballTalk.com
"There's no chance anyone would give up that high a pick for someone with Lynch's off-field baggage and salary, unless they were getting something like a third-round pick back. If the Bills are stuck on wanting a second-rounder for Lynch, they are misjudging his value or they aren't really that interested in moving him."

Trades involving big-name players may mixup the draft - Mocking The Draft
Mocking Dan's list of vets who could be traded for draft picks includes Marshawn Lynch - as a fourth-round level.

Other Bills Links
No. 3: Buffalo Bills | The Five Saddest Teams In the NFL | Bleacher Report

"People just don't seem to remember the Bills. The only news stories run on them seem to be negative, whether it is the controversy of Terrell Owens, or recently, Marshawn Lynch."

Bills spring camp schedule – Inside The Bills
Here’s the rundown of Bills OTAs and mandatory minicamp for the upcoming spring: May 7-9 is Rookie mini-camp; June 4-6 in Voluntary Mini-camp (afforded due to Chan Gailey's first year in Buffalo); and June 23-25 is Mandatory mini-camp.

Why Thurman appreciates Glanville – Inside The Bills
"Thomas remembers all the doubters that were out there that weren’t sure if Thomas’ knee would hold up over the long haul after partially tearing his ACL his junior year. So he appreciates the guys that believed in him before he did anything in the NFL."

Tweets
Twitter / Baltimore Ravens

#Ravens GM Ozzie said he has not had any dialogue with any #NFL team regarding a trade for Jared Gaither or any other player.

Twitter / TWHITNER
RT @Southpawd1213: @DonteWhitner would you want Ginn in Buffalo? (HELL yea and he'd kill MI everytime!)

Twitter / drayton florence
@thurmanthomas the court of law didn't punish him y should the commisioner you don't think he has to much power? more than the court of law! [Florence and Thomas went back and forth for a while on whether or not Ben Roethlisberger should be suspended.]

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