Buffalo Bills news, 5/10: Stevie Johnson traded, Cyrus Kouandjio drafted

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Reaction to the Bills' first three picks is rolling in plus info on the Stevie Johnson trade. Get everything you need here.

Bills Roundup: Two New Players, Two More Trades - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com

"Chris Brown and John Murphy recap day two of the NFL Draft including the two newest Buffalo Bills and two more trades swung by the front office."

Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins: "My mentality is to score every play" - BuffaloBills.com
"Sammy Watkins was officially introduced to the media at a press conference at One Bills Drive." Full transcript.

Dabo Swinney: Watkins is one in a million - BuffaloBills.com
"You’ve got to know my background," said Swinney. "I played wideout and coached wideout and made my living coaching wideout my whole life and I’ve been around some good ones, but that guy right there is one in a million. He’s unique. He’s different. He’s uncommon and it won’t take long for everybody to figure that out."

Bills Focus: Thurman Catches Up With Sammy - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas gives first round pick Sammy Watkins his first look inside the locker room at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

One-on-one with Sammy Watkins' parents - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Alexandra Vitale catches up with Sammy Watkins parents to talk about their draft experience, Sammy as a child, and much more."

Spiller dishes on Sammy Watkins - Audio - BuffaloBills.com
"C.J. Spiller joined The John Murphy Show to talk about the Bills first round pick and Clemson product, the explosive WR Sammy Watkins."

Watkins has character and talent - Sports - The Buffalo News
"What came out of his mouth next blew me away," McMiller said Friday afternoon as he stood on the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium. "He says, ‘I think I’ll wait on the car. I’ve got to pay you (Parker). I’ve got to pay taxes. I want to do some nice things for my mom. So once I do all those things and see what I can afford, then I’ll try to buy a car.’ "

C.J. Spiller says fellow Clemson star Sammy Watkins 'can be one of the greats' - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"What stands out is his will to be great. Just talking to the coaches, they mention his work ethic, how hard he studies film. Those are the types of things that separate good players from great players."

Stevie Johnson trade clears deck for Sammy Watkins - ESPN
"Friday's trade gives greater clarity to the Bills' depth chart at receiver. Watkins, save for any significant rookie struggles, is the unquestioned top receiver. Robert Woods, the Bills' second-round pick last season, should continue in his No. 2 role and continue to develop. Offensive coordinator Nate Hackett will find a way to fit Mike Williams, acquired via trade this offseason, and Marquise Goodwin, a third-round pick last season, into the puzzle. T.J. Graham will still be fighting for his roster spot."

Sammy Watkins, Bills - SVP & Russillo - ESPN
"Wide receiver Sammy Watkins dishes on being selected by Buffalo fourth overall in the NFL draft, his expectations for his rookie season and more."

Comparing Sammy Watkins deal to Julio Jones trade - ESPN
"Essentially, the Falcons moved up 16 more spots in the first round than the Bills did, with the difference in the trades being Atlanta's current-year second- and fourth-round selections included in the deal."

For two first-round picks, Bills need Sammy Watkins to be a star | ProFootballTalk
"But they spent a fortune to make that splash. Without first- and fourth-round picks next year, the Bills are basically assured of having a weak rookie class in 2015. Teams that mortgage their future like that often live to regret it."

Cyrus Kauodjio

Buffalo Bills select Cyrus Kouandjio with No. 44 pick - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Buffalo Bills select Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, as announced by Andre Reed."

The motivated Cyrus Kouandjio - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Expecting to be selected in the first round, Cyrus Kouandjio expresses his relief and motivation to be a new member of the Buffalo Bills after being selected No. 44 overall." Also, he is so glad to "be a Buffalo."

5 things you need to know about Cyrus Kouandjio - BuffaloBills.com
Quick-hitters on the newest lineman.

Whaley on Kouandjio: "Prototypical right tackle" - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills general manager Doug Whaley talks about the selection of Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft." Video and transcript.

Cyrus Kouandjio: "Always ready to compete" - BuffaloBills.com
"After being picked 44th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Bills, offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio shared his reaction with the media."

Kouandjio the right fit for Bills line - BuffaloBills.com
"Kouandjio’s pass protection skills are steady if not spectacular at this point in his career, and he’ll have his elite measurables to lean on at the NFL level. At 6-6 ½" and 322 pounds and 35 5/8" arms, the second-longest among offensive linemen in the draft, the Bills feel he’ll be effective as he learns on the job."

Bills go big with second pick, take Alabama OT Kouandjio - Sports - The Buffalo News
"He figures to step in as the Bills starting right tackle and would give the team massive bookends on the on the edges of the offensive line. Buffalo left tackle Cordy Glenn is 6-6, 345 and has 35-inch arms – the longest of any tackle in the 2012 draft."

Buffalo Bills ho-hum with Day 2 picks - ESPN
"After two days of wheeling and dealing that brought Sammy Watkins to Buffalo and shipped Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers, the Buffalo Bills didn't make any waves with their two selections Friday night."

Buffalo Bills pick Cyrus Kouandjio in 2nd round - ESPN
"General manager Doug Whaley stressed the importance of the right tackle position in his pre-draft luncheon, noting how speed-based defensive packages now require right tackles to be just as athletic as left tackles."

Preston Brown

Jim Monos on Preston Brown: "You see him all over the field" - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos talks about the selection of Louisville linebacker Preston Brown in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft." Video and transcript.

5 things you need to know about Preston Brown - BuffaloBills.com
Quick-hitters from the newest linebacker's history.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Add LB Brown In Round Three
"Brown was Louisville's leading tackler in each of the last two seasons, including 98 as a senior in 2013. He also recorded 4.5 sacks last season with three forced fumbles. Brown ran a 4.86 40-yard dash at the Combine and enters the NFL at 6'1", 251 lbs. He became a regular starter for the Cardinals in 2011, his sophomore season, and earned second-team All-Big East honors a year later in 2012."

Stevie Johnson

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Trade Stevie Johnson To 49ers
"The compensation for the Bills, is a conditional 2015 fourth-round selection that could turn into a third-round pick if production-based incentives are met. The level of production to meet those conditions are unknown to this point in time. According to a league source, the deal all came together Friday morning."

With depth at receiver, Bills deal Johnson to Niners - Sports - The Buffalo News
"A source close to Johnson called the trade bittersweet. To get traded for a mid-round pick is humbling, but he went to his hometown team. Johnson grew up in the Hunter’s Point section of San Francisco. He learned how to drive in the parking lots that surrounded Candlestick Park."

Bills trade Stevie Johnson to 49ers for a 2015 pick - BuffaloBills.com
"Stevie was a great contributor during his career with our organization," said Bills GM Doug Whaley. "Today’s decision was not an easy one to make, especially involving a player like Stevie who leaves everything he has on the field and is an emotional leader in our locker room. All of the decisions we make are done so in the best interest of our team. We wish him the best of luck in San Francisco and throughout the rest of his NFL career. We also want to thank Stevie and his family for their commitment to the Buffalo Bills and the community over the last six years."

More clicks

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 5-9
Chris Brown talks about adding offensive line reinforcements, re-signing Jim Leonhard, December home games, and Tony Moeaki's role moving forward.

Buffalo News Videos - Local Videos From Across Buffalo, NY | The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News is doing work on the video side. Lots of them as they've been covering the draft live. Go check them out if you'd like.

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