Buffalo Bills news, 5/11: Buffalo Bills 2014 NFL Draft recaps

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The 2014 NFL Draft is over. This is what people are saying about the draft as a whole, plus the team's Day 3 work.

Wilson would have loved Bills’ wheeling and dealing - Sports - The Buffalo News

Russ Brandon got emotional at the end of the final press conference when remembering Mr. Wilson and how much he loved the draft. It's a good read from Jerry Sullivan.

Doug Whaley: "I will not be afraid to be aggressive" - BuffaloBills.com

"President/CEO Russ Brandon, GM Doug Whaley and head coach Doug Marrone wrap up the draft." They comment on all the picks and more in this transcript.

Bills Roundup: Trades Highlight Draft Day 3 - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The final day of the NFL Draft featured the Bills adding a new running back in a trade with Philadelphia, and four college prospects who bring a combination of size and experience to Buffalo."

Leo Roth: Bills are going for it - Democrat and Chronicle
"Doug Whaley had a nice debut. Let's hope his new players do as well."

Bills’ changes await acid test of winning - Sports - The Buffalo News
Bucky Gleason: "The Bills are so desperate to make the playoffs that you can’t help but believe they compromised their standards for character. They’re not searching for choir boys, but they also don’t want troublemakers, either. Marrone obviously feels an inherent need to rescue certain players and turn them around."

Deal for Brown highlights wild final day of draft by Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski does a great job presenting the players the Bills acquired on Saturday.

Buffalo Bills 2014 NFL draft wrap-up - ESPN
"A wrap-up of the Buffalo Bills' draft." Best move, biggest risk, and more are analyzed.

Ross Cockrell

Thad Lewis: CB Ross Cockrell a smart, smart player - BuffaloBills.com
"I had heard about this defensive back who was pretty good out of Charlotte, so we’re out on the practice field and I threw a go route and I underthrew it a little bit and he played it really well and he intercepted it," Lewis told Buffalobills.com. "And I was like, ‘Who is this kid?’ And from then on I kind of came to know who he was."

Jim Monos on Ross Cockrell: "He's a winner" - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos talks about the selection of Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft." Video and full transcript.

5 things you need to know about Ross Cockrell - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills like picking players they’ve had a chance to meet previously. Buffalo made Duke CB Ross Cockrell their fourth-round pick to begin day three of the NFL draft, and much like the Bills first three draft choices, Cockrell was a pre-draft visitor at One Bills Drive last month. But here are some facts you may not know about Cockrell."

Bryce Brown trade

Bryce Brown: "I'm very, very confident in my speed" - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo acquired RB Bryce Brown in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles." Here's the transcript from his conference call.

Bills acquire RB Bryce Brown in trade with Eagles - BuffaloBills.com
"Brown, just 22-years old, recorded 878 rushing yards on 190 carries (4.6 avg.) in 32 games (five starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles over the past two years. The 6-0, 220-pound Kansas State product joined the Eagles as a seventh-round (229th overall) draft choice in 2012."

Bills-Eagles trade for Bryce Brown was a long time coming - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Bills GM Doug Whaley revealed negotiations for the trade, which involves the conditional 2015 fourth-round draft pick they got from the San Francisco 49ers but factors in more conditions that could impact the 2016 draft, began a year and a half ago."

LeSean McCoy predicts Bryce Brown will start; Fred Jackson wants to bet otherwise - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
If you didn't love Fred Jackson yet for some strange reason, this might do it for you.

Bryce Brown Trade: Did the Eagles get a good deal from Buffalo? - Bleeding Green Nation
"For the Eagles to get a future mid-round pick for a player at a devalued position who wasn't long for their roster seems like a good trade to me." Most of their fans like the move.

Inside The Bills | Brown sees himself as every down LB
"Going to Louisville I had five coaches screaming in my ear all day with coach Strong and Bedford so I’m used to it," he said. "I take it in and really analyze it and try to get better at what they say I need to work on. (Can you cover at the next level?) I consider myself a four-down linebacker. I play special teams. I’ll be out there on third down covering. I feel I can do it all. I’m excited to show that."

Cyril Richardson

G Cyril Richardson a big addition to interior - BuffaloBills.com
"The 6-5, 330-pounder was the 2013 Jim Parker Award winner as college football’s top offensive lineman, as well as being a two-time Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year."

Jim Monos on Cyril Richardson: "We just love his power" - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos talks about the selection of fifth round pick Cyril Richardson, and the acquisition of running back Bryce Brown from Philadelphia." Video and full transcript.

5 things you need to know about Cyril Richardson - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills drafted OL Cyril Richardson in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Learn more about the Baylor product with these fast facts."

NFL Draft Highlight Reel: Cyril Richardson - ESPN Video - ESPN
"Watch highlights from NFL draft prospect Cyril Richardson."

5 Bears picked in final 3 rounds of NFL draft - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
"Buffalo got a player that will be a six to eight-year starter in the NFL," Briles said.

Randell Johnson

5 things you need to know about Randell Johnson - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills drafted Randell Johnson in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft as the 221st overall pick. Learn more about the Florida Atlantic LB with these fast facts."

Bills add LB Johnson, OT Henderson in 7th - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills rounded out the 2014 draft by adding LB Randell Johnson and OT Seantrel Henderson in the seventh round."

5 things you need to know about Randell Johnson - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills drafted Randell Johnson in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft as the 221st overall pick. Learn more about the Florida Atlantic LB with these fast facts."

Inside The Bills | LB Johnson surprised by Bills pick
"To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect this," said Johnson. "I don’t really know anything about Buffalo at all so I was surprised. I was just surprised Buffalo picked me up."

Seantrel Henderson

5 things you need to know about Seantrel Henderson - BuffaloBills.com
"With the 237th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Bills chose Seantrel Henderson of Miami. Get to know the new Bills OL with these five fast facts." Not sure why they completely ignore his off-the-field issues in this piece.

Welcome to the NFL Seantrel Henderson: Bills draft 'Canes OL in 7th Round - State of The U
"A Jekyll and Hyde approach at the tackle position was Mr. Seantrel and Mr. Henderson during his time at the University of Miami. The upside being Henderson's Jekyll was just that great."

More clicks

Andre Reed: "Watkins reminds me of myself" - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed talks with Dave Dameshek about the Bills draft so far and what he likes about the team's new receiver Sammy Watkins."

Bills underscore their satisfaction at QB - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Whaley claimed those quarterbacks will be plenty competitive throughout the offseason and emphasized they are entering the second year of offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett's system. A new quarterback would be coming in cold."

Poll: What's quintessential Stevie Johnson moment with the Buffalo Bills? - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Tell us what stands out most of all from this list of 10 Stevie moments:"

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