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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 2/8

Receiver-DB matchups are now a key - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
After watching the Super Bowl, Jerry Sullivan sees the logic in drafting a WR or CB at 3 overall. He'd still prefer that franchise QB though.

Lem Barney makes consolation call to Reed - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Hall of Famer Lem Barney was one of Andre Reed's biggest supporters and called the wide receiver on Monday telling him to keep his head up.

BUSCAGLIA: NFL Mock Draft #2 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe B has the Bills taking OLB Von Miller at number 3 and Christian Ponder at 34. That is certainly a first pair of picks I can live with.

2011 NFL Draft
Inside The Bills | CB to Bills in mock draft

"The latest mock draft from Pro Football Weekly has cornerback Patrick Peterson going to the Bills with the third overall pick and does not have Nick Fairley off the board until pick #6."

Inside The Bills | Broncos to trade out at #2?
"With three picks in the top 46, most believe Elway’s statement is an indication that if a new CBA is not reached prior to the draft that the Broncos will make every effort to trade down to avoid the possibility of handing out a huge signing bonus or guaranteed money of major proportions to the second overall choice as has been the case in prior drafts."

Inside The Bills | Fairley prepping for Combine
"I’ve thought about going to a lot of places," Fairley said. "I’m just getting ready for the Combine and working on my technique, hands and footwork and get the mental side ready too."

Buffalo Bills point to defense in mock NFL drafts | Democrat and Chronicle
"Third pick (Buffalo Bills) — Bowers 11 ... Dareus 9 ... Peterson 8 ... Green 6 ... Von Miller (Texas A&M LB) 6 ... Robert Quinn (North Carolina DE) 3 ... Fairley 2 ... Newton 2 ... Blaine Gabbert (Missouri QB) 2 ... Nate Solder (Colorado OT) 1."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - NFL News: The difference is the draft
"The odds came out Monday: And in no surprise the small market Green Bay Packers are among the favourites to win Super Bowl XLVI and the small market Buffalo Bills remain the longest of longshots." The reason, explains Steve Simmons, is the Bills have whiffed consistently on draft picks.

NFL Videos: Mayock's top defensive ends
"04:18 – Mike Mayock lists some of the top defensive ends in the 2011 draft class who fit either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme"

Christian Ponder NFL Draft Scouting Report - Mocking The Draft
"Christian Ponder NFL Draft Scouting Report"

More Bills Links
Rod Hill Inducted into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame - OurSports Central

Former Bills WR Rod Hill will be inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Hoss' S.B. XXV heroics almost never happened - Charleston Daily Mail
Jeff Hostetler's life was changed by the Buffalo Bills twice. The first when Phil Simms broke his foot in Week 15 to give Hoss the chance to play and the second in Super Bowl XXV.