Buffalo Bills news, 5/7: Bills NFL Draft rumors

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Spor

The 2014 NFL Draft is tomorrow. Rumors are flying and we're covering them along with everything else.

Bills’ Dareus arrested on felony drug charge - Sports - The Buffalo News

"It is unknown whether Dareus had previously been entered into Stage One of the league’s drug intervention program. If he hadn’t, he will be now. If he had, Dareus could face up to a four-game suspension for his arrest."

First offense doesn't shield Marcell Dareus from possible four-game suspension - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News

Tim Graham notes that Dareus could be suspended even if he's not in the substance abuse program.

Buffalo Bills star and former Alabama standout Marcell Dareus arrested in Cleburne County for spice | AL.com

"Dareus was arrested without incident and was cooperative throughout the process," [State Police Sergeant Steve] Jarrett told AL.com.

2014 NFL Draft

Chris Brown's 9th annual mock draft - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills Insider Chris Brown details how he thinks the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft will play out." He lists Eric Ebron and Odell Beckham as the top considerations if they stay put at 9 while noting they will try to move up for Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins.

Neil Hornsby: "Bills have no pressing need" - AUDIO - BuffaloBills.com
"Pro Football Focus Owner and Founder Neil Hornsby calls in to The John Murphy Show to discuss his breakdown of team needs around the NFL, including the Buffalo Bills and the AFC East."

Bills train their sights on big offensive targets - Sports - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan 's thorough look at how the Bills could bolster multiple positions in the draft instead of filling some glaring needs.

Jay Skurski’s mock draft: After Clowney, receivers will populate the first round - Sports - The Buffalo News
Eric Ebron and Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence are Skurski's two picks. Head inside to see why.

Trading up for elite talent is a risky game - Sports - The Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan: "I’d be reluctant to give away a precious second-round pick, too, unless you’re absolutely sure you’re getting a star. The Bills can keep all their picks, stay at No. 9, and get an elite player."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - NFL Draft Podcast - Top 10 Speculation
"Who might be claimed ahead of the Bills selection at ninth overall? Brian Koziol and I discuss that topic in today's draft podcast."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Taking Lewan Would Snap A Streak
"The one thing that is certain, is that if the Bills select Lewan with the ninth overall pick, a trend will be stopped and the 2015 pre-draft visit list won't be as heavily analyzed as it has been each of the past few seasons."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills "love" Beckham Jr., Per Report
"But the hope for a player like Watkins or Beckham, Jr. would be for offensive coordinator to have weapons to move around enough to keep defenses on their toes. And, both players can turn a small reception into a big gain which could be extremely valuable in a primarily short throw, timing offense led by EJ Manuel."

Explaining Buffalo Bills' blockbuster mock trade - ESPN
Holy crap Mike Rodak gave up a lot to move from number 9 to number 1. He picked Jadeveon Clowney.

Inside Slant: Go for broke, Bills! - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
"At the risk of sounding like a cinematic preview, we'll start here: What would you do if you knew you would be fired within the year? How would you act? What decisions would you make? How much would your risk tolerance rise? As the NFL draft approaches, there are key employees of one franchise who can and should be asking those questions."

Veterans who could lose their jobs to rookies: Offense - NFL.com
"Steve Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills: It's weird to imagine the Bills without Stevie, but Buffalo has dropped hints about trading up in the first round. After general manager Doug Whaley opined on 6-foot-5, 231-pound pass-catcher Mike Evans as the "size receiver" and "dimension that we don't have," the Bills appear intent on giving EJ Manuel some new toys. If Evans lands in upstate New York, NFL Media's Albert Breer believes Johnson 'could be moved.'"

Bills, Lions looking for bargain to get into draft's top 5 - NFL.com
"Ian Rapoport reports the Lions and Bills are looking to move into the draft's top five, but they want a bargain to do so. Will the Detroit and Buffalo GMs get the deals they desire?"

Stadium clicks

New Buffalo Bills stadium sites being sought in western New York - ESPN
"The study will include estimates on the facility's revenue-generating potential through seats, suites, sponsorship, parking and concessions. The firm also will study the potential for developing real estate around the potential stadium sites, and consider the benefits and costs of building a stadium with a retractable roof."

State hires California firm to study sites for new Bills stadium - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"A California architectural and planning firm has been tapped by the Cuomo administration to quickly begin scouting locations for a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills, and to come up with a detailed, financial feasibility report in just two months for up to four possible sites in Western New York."

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