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Thomas at OLB?

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The Patriots released Thomas. Could he be tempted into coming to Buffalo? We're not exactly set at OLB...

Nix didn't give consideration to higher-profile prospects such as Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy or Tim...

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Nix didn't give consideration to higher-profile prospects such as Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy or Tim Tebow when the Bills were on the clock. "Never batted an eye," Nix said. "Just went right on. I mean, obviously, you talk about them, and we did discuss one or two. ... But we just didn’t think it was best for us at this time."

http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/13167/good-news-for-edwards-bills-draft-qb-late

Theres a new attitude in Buffalo, and I like it

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With Nix, Gailey and Wilson fully recognizing the state of the team and being committed to making the changes necessary to bring excitement back to Buffalo, it won't be long before they're a contender again in the AFC East. Click the link to read the rest of the article, and observe a little CJ Spiller love.

Madden Rookie Ratings

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Initial Madden rookie ratings are out. You can go over there, and submit your grade though. Let's get our rookies rated it up. Right now it only covers rounds 1 through 3.

Shutdown Corner AFC East Review

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Buffalo Bills: Getting Clemson running back C.J. Spiller(notes) with the ninth overall pick was a very wise move - there are few better short-term fixes for a line-impaired offense than a guy who can bounce outside with ridiculous speed, play in the slot, and split out wide once in a while. Buffalo addressed those line needs later in the draft with Ed Wang(notes) and Kyle Calloway(notes) - Calloway, who played opposite Bryan Bulaga(notes) at Iowa, could be a real sleeper. Arkansas State end Alex Carrington(notes) has pass-rush ability, but the other feature of this Bills draft should be DT Torell Troup(notes), the Central Florida widebody who was climbing up a lot of boards and will fit perfectly as a nose tackle in the team's 3-4 defensive scheme.

Ross Tucker Draft Recap

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Buffalo Bills What I liked: Not bowing to public pressure and drafting a quarterback early just because the fans and media wanted them to. Levi Brown from Troy in the seventh round gives them a legitimate developmental prospect for 2011 if their current crop of signal callers proves they can't get it done in 2010. What I didn't: C.J. Spiller in the first round. He better end up being the playmaker that Buffalo craved because running back is one of the few positions of strengths on this football team. Moving forward: The Bills look at Brian Brohm as the quarterback prospect who can potentially play winning football at the game's most important position. He'll need to because Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick appear to be better suited for backup roles.

Post Draft Analysis NFL Network Mora vs. Dukes on Bills

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This video doesn't cover the great back in forth foder by Jim Mora, former coach of Seattle and Atlanta and Jamie "I know I know it all" Dukes on the NFL Network. I believe it is on NFL Draft Recap and it is being played this afternoon and evening (probably all week long too) on NFL Network. Anyway, as the video about indicates at the end of the clip... Jamie "know it all" Dukes doesn't think the Bills did anything in the draft and were the biggest losers because they did not get a QB or a OT in the draft this year... "HELLO Know it all Dukes", to my recollection, the Bills did draft two OT's and one QB in the draft this year. Anyway, Mora started in on Dukes not to the fact that the Bills actually did draft those positions, but how Dukes can be so certain that the Bills didn't do what they wanted and that they got the best value at the time of their picks to what they were trying to do. Mora just about goes off on Dukes for being such an idiot. It is great because you can see them both get really steemed and it takes Fran Charles to literally break them up. I bet after the show they went at it some more... Personally I could care less about what some draft analysis says about the picks... but love to see when some guy like Dukes who loves to hear himself talk, gets put in his place by a guy that probably really does know what the hell is going on and has been in war rooms to live the decision making that happens with teams. Go check in out and feel free to comment if you saw the back and forth with Mora and Dukes and know what I am talking about.

How our guys stack up on NFP

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From the National Football Post Name - Rank (at position) - Grade (out of 8) - General Grade Definition Spiller - 2nd RB - 6.9 – Becomes a starter during his rookie year…a prospect who possesses physical attributes that will create mismatches vs. most opponents…a featured player on team. Troup - 14th DT - 6.2 – Has one deficient area of his physical attributes that he can never overcome but has been productive and has the potential to be a starter in the NFL in spite of his shortcomings. Carrington - 5th DE - 6.5 – Clean player who is inconsistent in his play due to character, alertness or competitiveness…has all the physical tools needed to become a starter…if he overcomes his deficiencies, he will be a star in the league…if he doesn’t, he’ll be a complete failure…NO middle ground. Easley - 5th WR - 6.5 - See Above Wang - 13th OT - 6.1 - A clean prospect who will need time and development in order to contribute…physically, this player has all the tools to be a starter in the NFL but has not yet developed the necessary skills due to level of competition, offensive or defensive schemes, injury, grades or lack of playing time…true developmental player who has the potential to become a starter. Moats - 30th OLB - 5.7 - Has a deficient area of his physical skills that cannot be overcome but has been productive and can contribute as a backup and spot player only. Batten - 36th DE - 5.5 - Free agent with athletic ability, character and competitiveness. Brown - 24th QB - 5.5 - See Above Calloway - 15th OT - 5.8 - Has a deficient area of his playing of physical skills that will be difficult to overcome but will contribute as a backup and spot player only. UDFA (according to KFFL) John Destin - Not listed Naaman Roosevelt - 43rd WR - 5.5 - See Above Donald Jones - 61st WR - 5.4 - Free agent with size, character and competitiveness. Joique Bell - 17th RB - 5.7 - See Above UDFA (according to NE Patriots Draft) Stephan Virgil - 44th CB - 5.5 - See Above Brett Johnson - 25th FS - 5 - Camp body. Antonio Coleman - 43rd OLB - 5.5 - See Above David Nelson - 65th WR - 5.4 - See Above Dominique Harris - 27th SS - 5.4 - See Above Sean Allen - 15th G - 5.4 - See Above Jorge Guerra - Not Listed Cordaro Howard - 42nd OG - 5.1 - Free agent with character and competitiveness.

Bills Pass on Campbell, Neglect Most Glaring Need at Draft

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Dan Graiazno of NFL Fanhouse says the Bills are crazy for not picking a QB this year.

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