Buffalo Bills news, 5/13: inside Buffalo's draft room

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Go inside the Buffalo Bills' draft room and continue learning about the process and the picks in today's links.

Bills Focus: Inside Buffalo's Draft Room - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com

"Go inside Buffalo's draft room and see exactly how things played out for the Bills during the 2014 NFL Draft." A very interesting look at the trade that landed Sammy Watkins using video from inside the room. They also hit the rest of the team's picks, as well as that time when Buffalo wanted to trade back into the second round.

ON THE CLOCK: Whaley’s decisive deal making - BuffaloBills.com

"Whaley completed five trades in three days dramatically changing the complexion of the Bills roster. Buffalobills.com was given exclusive access to the Bills draft room where the action started early and lasted right through day three, providing Buffalo with instant impact talent on offense while also recouping picks for the future."

2014 NFL Draft

Fisher: "When we got him, it was electrifying" - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills Director of College Scouting Kelvin Fisher was in-studio on The John Murphy Show to discuss the 2014 draft class, including the process to get Clemson WR Sammy Watkins."

Inside The Bills | Whaley outlines decision to draft Henderson
Whaley: "With Seantrel we talked to him at the combine and before we drafted him and he understands that this is his last shot. So we thought the value of taking him in the seventh round with the talent he has was a good pick for us."

5/12 Doug Whaley on WGR - WGR550.com
Doug Whaley joins The Howard Simon Show to discuss the 2014 NFL Draft.

‘Too iffy’ seems consensus on Watkins’ deal - Sports - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan rounds up the draft grades - which vary wildly - and some quotes on the Bills' big trade.

Bills sign safety as teams chase after free agents - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Vanderbilt’s Kenny Ladler is a noteworthy undrafted signing for the Bills. He was a four-year starter and was rated by numerous outlets as having a fifth- to seventh-round grade before the draft."

ESPN's McShay mostly agrees with Watkins deal, remains unsold on Manuel - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Here's McShay on a conference call today in response to the question: Would he have traded next year's No. 1 pick for Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins:"

Where do the Buffalo Bills stand after trades? - ESPN
"Where does that leave the Bills for the 2015 draft? Because of the complicated nature of the Johnson and Brown trades, there are two different scenarios:"

Bills' Sammy Watkins visits Jim Kelly - ESPN
"Meanwhile, Kelly received visits Monday from Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the fourth overall pick in last week's draft, as well as cornerback Darius Robinson. "

Owner & stadium

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Another Stadium For The Bills Is Proposed
"Another proposal was released on Monday that would include a new stadium for the Bills and a new sports complex. The Buffalo Sportz Corridor has a project that would also include a complex for amateur sports as well as a new Convention Center."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Firm Begins Looking For Stadium Sites For The Bills.
"AECOM is in Western New York and will start looking for new stadium sites on Tuesday."

Billionaire banker Howard Milstein not interested in owning Bills, wants to help keep team here - The Buffalo News
"Milstein has been mentioned as being seriously interested in purchasing the Bills, but on Monday his personal publicist, after two weeks of no comments, said the developer will not be a bidder but he, along with his Niagara Falls Redevelopment company, would be interested in helping with efforts to keep the team in Western New York."

More clicks

5 things you need to know about Bryce Brown - BuffaloBills.com
"In the midst of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Bills traded an undisclosed future draft pick and swapped seventh round picks with the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Bryce Brown. Learn more about Brown with these five fast facts."

Did the Buffalo Bills pay too high a price for Bryce Brown? - ESPN
"Mid-round future picks aren't the most valuable of assets in a trade, so the Bills didn't necessarily give up the house for Brown. However, there is a line of thinking that the Bills may have given up too much for Brown."

Stevie Johnson trade: Buffalo Rumblings weighs in on the new 49ers wide receiver - Niners Nation
"The San Francisco 49ers traded for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson prior to the second day of the NFL Draft. We spoke with our Bills blogger to get some thoughts on the new 49ers wide receiver."

Oddsmaker: Broncos, Patriots, Packers heaviest divisional favorites | ProFootballTalk
"On the other end of the spectrum, six clubs are 10-to-1 or greater to win their divisions. The Bills are 10-to-1 in the AFC East..."

Do standards still exist for Bills? - The Bradford Era: Sports
The Bills are adding players with character concerns. Chuck Pollack asks the titular question.

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