Buffalo Bills news, 5/17: grading the 2014 Bills draft

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Was giving up a future first-round pick for Sammy Watkins worth it for the Bills? We'll have to wait and see.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Thurman Thomas Optimistic About Future Of Bills In WNY

"I probably will tell people that I’ve talked to, that I’m going to let Jim handle this and we’re all going to get behind him because he is the leader, he is the Buffalo Bills" Thomas stressed.  "I think at some point, we will have that conversation with a lot of alumni that are in the Buffalo area and guys that have played here.  We will get behind whatever group we feel is best suited to buy the team and keep it here in Western New York."

2014 NFL Draft

NFL Total Access: Sammy Watkins' Draft Day - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
'Go behind the scenes before, during and after Sammy Watkins was drafted 4th overall by the Bills and began his journey to Buffalo.'

Get to know: Rookie Cyrus Kouandjio - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Alexandra Vitale sits down with Rookie Cyrus Kouandjio to talk about his days at Alabama and how he was destined to be in a place like Buffalo."

Brown: "I like being the QB of the defense" - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills third round draft pick out of Louisville, Preston Brown joined The John Murphy Show. The linebacker is looking forward to bringing his run-stuffing play to the Bills linebacking corp."

AFC East draft grades: Sammy Watkins worth high cost for Bills - NFL.com
"It takes a lot of courage to go all-in on a player at the top of the board, but the best decision-makers in the business trust their instincts under pressure." Bucky Brooks gives the Bills a B.

Which rookie receiver will gain the most yards in 2014? - NFL.com
"Watkins might be the best athlete of the bunch, but Buffalo has a crowded receiver room and major questions at quarterback with EJ Manuel at the wheel."

Bills draft looks good on paper, but only time will tell | Rochester Business Journal
"That’s why when people ask me what grade I’ve given the team, I tell them "incomplete." History will judge. Time will tell." From longtime Bills scribe Scott Pitoniak.

More clicks

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 5-16
Chris Brown talks about the players that are at rookie minicamp, C.J. Spiller's impending free agency, not adding a quarterback for competition, Sammy Watkins' contract with Eugene Parker, and the trade for Watkins.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - What Can Batavia Offer For A New Bills' Stadium?
Of course a stadium would fit and work in Batavia. Would it be best for the Bills? The Genesee County manager weighs in.

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