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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 4/26

QB Brown to compete – Inside The Bills
'Gailey said Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Brohm and Brown are the four quarterbacks that they’ll in all likelihood go into the season with in 2010. "I would anticipate that yes," said Gailey. "More than likely I would think that."'

Roth: Where's the hope now that Buffalo Bills passed on a quarterback? | Democrat and Chronicle
"Nix and Gailey are good football men. But now that it's set in stone that Edwards, Fitzpatrick and Brohm will be slugging it out for the starting quarterback job this summer, it just got harder to drink from their Kool-Aid stand."

Sullivan: Nix's rebuilding project begins without a big splash : Sports Columns : The Buffalo News
"But a GM is supposed to have a master plan, and it's still unclear what Nix has in mind. You have to give him the benefit of the doubt, but this is the Bills, after all. For now, Modrak is still the chief scout and Edwards is the still the quarterback."

Individual Draft Picks
WR Easley excels with late opportunity -

"There’s something to be said about working your way up a depth chart and finally capitalizing on an opportunity when it comes your way. For UCONN receiver Marcus Easley, he was wondering if he’d run out of time. His opportunity finally came with nine games left in his college career, and Easley didn’t make the most of it. He took over."

OT Wang a pioneer in NFL game -
"It took a while, but the Buffalo Bills on day three of the 2010 NFL draft addressed their offensive line. With the 140th overall pick, Buffalo selected Ed Wang, an offensive tackle out of Virginia Tech, in the fifth round Saturday afternoon."

LB Moats a decorated player -
"Arthur Moats, a defensive end/linebacker at James Madison, who projects to a linebacker in Buffalo’s 3-4 system, was selected by the Bills in the sixth round (178th overall) out of James Madison University."

Small school LB Batten is a thumper -
"Danny Batten played with his hand on the ground as a defensive end for the Jackrabbits and racked up numbers that showed just how dominant he was. As a senior he had 85 tackles (17 for loss) and nine sacks coming off a 2008 season where he had similar numbers including eight sacks."

Levi Brown was Bills mark at QB
"We looked extensively at him," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He has a very good arm, he throws a tight spiral, he played in a wide open offense so he had an opportunity to throw the ball a great deal. He has excellent size and has enough mobility. When we visited with him in our room in Indianapolis he came across as a very intelligent guy. He was a good looking young prospect to us."

OL Kyle Calloway pegged to move inside -
"We’re probably going to play him at guard," said head coach Chan Gailey. "We see him more as a guard for us. He’s more suited to the tighter spaces than he is out on the edge. He’s a big human and he can stand there and clog up a lot. He moves better and looks like he’s going to fit better in tighter quarters."

Mayock likes QB Brown – Inside The Bills
"Mayock feels Brown can come in as a backup as a rookie with the potential to be more than that down the line. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay had Brown as his sixth best QB prospect, but 10 QBs were drafted ahead of him."

Moats was Def. POY – Inside The Bills
"Buffalo’s first sixth-round pick LB Arthur Moats was the Defensive Player of the Year in the FCS (Bowl Subdivision). Moats was the winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as he led the FCS with 23.5 tackles for loss last season."

Wang’s tie to Bruce Smith – Inside The Bills
"I’ve met Bruce Smith," said Wang on his conference call with the WNY media. "I actually live in his apartment complex in Blacksburg, so I met him a couple times." Wang also majored in housing and resource management. Smith is in the real estate business in Virginia.

Bills kept quiet about interest in Easley : Bills & NFL : The Buffalo News
Marcus Easley interviewed with Buffalo at the Combine but never had a private workout with the team. Allen Wilson looks at the UCONN WR.

NFL Draft: Votes of confidence have been cast : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills' draft was a ringing endorsement for quarterback Trent Edwards and left tackle Demetrius Bell." Allen Wilson goes on to profile Levi Brown, the newest Bills quarterback.

Troy Trojans quarterback Levi Brown takes long road to NFL scouting combine - ESPN
"Troy quarterback Levi Brown knows he's a long shot at the NFL scouting combine. But he's hoping to make the most of his opportunity." This profile is from around the Combine.

Virgil's phone call isn't what he expected; headed to Bills - The Rocky Mount Telegram
A profile of UDFA WR Stephan Virgil and what he went through on Day 3 of the Draft.

Draft Recaps
Draft Recap Press Conference (18:52) -
Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey discuss the draft after all was said and done.

NFL Network Grades the Bills Draft (3:59) -
The NFL Total Access Crew hands out their NFL draft grades. Corey Chaveous drops an "A" on the Bills.

Nix on why draft fell right for them – Inside The Bills
"Bills GM Buddy Nix was pretty pleased with how the board fell for the Bills over the three days of the draft. Based on Buffalo’s board just about every player they took had a higher draft grade than where the Bills took them off the board."

Bills Roundup: 2010 Draft Recap (3:40) -
"The Bills were pleased with the additions they made in the NFL Draft."

Twitter / Sal Maiorana
Grading drafts is simply stupid RT @billsheron: @salmaiorana Im massively disappointed you didnt issue a grade for the Bills draft today.

WHITE: Mocking Draft Grades - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Jeremy White does a little draft Q&A.

Chan Gailey And Buddy Nix Transcript After The 2010 Draft - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Full text from the Buffalo Bills' Draft Recap press conference.

Kiper gives Dolphins worst AFC East grade - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills received a C-plus. Kiper is a big fan of ninth overall pick C.J. Spiller but was down on Central Florida nose tackle Torell Troup early in the second round and Arkansas State defensive end Alex Carrington in the third. 'Outside of Spiller,' Kiper writes, 'it's hard to see where Buffalo got much better.'"

BillBoard: Day Three at One Bills Drive
Jerry Sullivan, Allen Wilson, and Lauren Nicole Mariacher of the Buffalo News live blogged the entire Day 3 updating with video and audio from One Bills Drive.

Other Bills Links
Bills notebook: Draft comes and goes, but Lynch stays : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News

Despite reports that the Seahawks and Packers may be interested, draft weekend came and went without Marshawn Lynch being traded.

Matthews: Buffalo Bills forecast: Expect a 5-11 season | Democrat and Chronicle
Bob Matthews goes game by game to give you the Bills overall record in 2010.

Report: At least one team seriously considered trading for Roethlisberger |
"It wasn't the Bills, who we're told opted early on to opt out of the process due in large part to assistant G.M. Doug Whaley's knowledge of the player. Whaley served as pro personnel director for several years in Pittsburgh, and the same "last in, first out" concerns that prompted linebacker Joey Porter to call Roethlisberger out in front of the team four years ago caused Whaley to give the possible trade a thumb's down."