Buffalo Bills news, 5/2: mock drafts and Bills draft rumors

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The mock drafts and rumors are swirling wildly now less than a week before the 2014 NFL Draft.

Spiller, Jackson enter contract years with Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News

Lots of quotes from C.J. Spiller in this article, where Jay Skurski asks if the Bills should re-sign the running back.

2014 NFL Draft

Doug Whaley: "Don't show your hand" - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills General Manager Doug Whaley joins The John Murphy show to discuss the final steps in preparation for next week's NFL Draft."

Inside The Bills | Whaley: "Chance Favors the Prepared Mind"
Whaley: "You don’t want to show your hand, your playbook. Even when coaches make up their game plan, they protect their playbook. You don’t want someone else to have an advantage on what your thought process is."

NFL NETWORK: Bills to trade for No. 1 pick? - BuffaloBills.com
'Is it possible the Buffalo Bills trade for the top pick in the draft to pair Mario Williams with Jadeveon Clowney? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - NFL Draft Podcast - Doomsday Scenario
"The team is surely hoping that one team will take the plunge and select a quarterback in the top eight of the draft order. But what happens if none of them go? Brian Koziol and I take a look at what the Bills could be looking at."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - NFL Mock Draft #6
Gross. Joe Buscaglia has the top three tackles off the board in the first six picks, then selects Zack Martin at No. 9. In the second, he adds Martin's teammate at Notre Dame, tight endTroy Niklas, to continue bolstering the offense.

2014 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Spotlight - CBSSports.com
"This is the 25th of a team-by-team series, analyzing five prospects that each team should consider in the 2013 NFL Draft." Taylor Lewan, Jace Amaro, Kareem Martin, Ka'Deem Carey, and Dezman Southward are the five prospects.

Mock Draft 6.0: Team-by-team projections - NFL.com
I like the look of Bucky Brooks' mock draft in the position groups. I don't know about the players, but coming away with TE, DE, OT, and LB in the first four rounds sounds good to me.

NFL greats to announce second-round draft picks in prime time - NFL.com
Andre Reed will be announcing Buffalo's pick, while James Lofton is calling the Packers'. London Fletcher will be there to announce the Washington pick.

More clicks

Report -- Former New York Islanders owner Howard Milstein interested in Buffalo Bills - AP - ESPN
"Two people familiar with discussions confirmed Milstein's interest as a prospective owner and keeping the franchise in western New York. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on the condition of anonymity because Milstein hasn't publicly revealed his intentions."

Browns Sign QB Vince Young and QB Tyler Thigpen After Minicamp - Dawgs By Nature
"The Cleveland Browns' first minicamp has ended, and after giving tryouts to two veteran quarterbacks -- Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen -- the team has decided to sign both of them to one-year deals."

Bills' EJ Manuel consulted other QBs about leadership role | Toronto Sun
After speaking with Drew Brees and several other successful quarterbacks this offseason, Manuel has been focusing on his leadership this offseason.

Dissecting how EJ Manuel's stock is valued - ESPN
"We dusted off our finance degree and reached out to Fantex CEO Buck French, who walked through the process of how Fantex arrived at that figure."

Fan predicts seven games, wins season tickets - BuffaloBills.com
"Carr, a Toronto native and dedicated Bills fan, won the Bills Schedule Challenge by correctly predicting seven weeks of the Bills 17-week regular-season, including five straight from Weeks 8 through 12. His schedule also included the Week 5 (at Detroit) and Week 17 (at Patriots) games."

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