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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 4/24

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buffalo Bills can't afford another draft miss | Democrat and Chronicle
"The list of names surely makes any Bills fan cringe. In fact, even those who aren't Buffalo fans would likely offer up a courtesy cringe — after laughing, of course — if they were told to peruse the team's recent draft history."

Mock Draft Watch 4.0 -
Von Miller once again dominates the mock draft watch. Others mentiones include Cam Newton, Robert Quinn, Marcell Dareus and Blaine Gabbert.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - The Bills' lost draft decade
Taking a look at who the Bills could have drafted in the last ten years. This is fun, isn't it?

There is plenty to ponder about drafting a QB - Larry Felser - The Buffalo News
Larry Felser thinks the Bills should wait until 34 to get their QB.

The Road to the Draft: OT David Mims - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
A "sleeper" day three OT, Mims went to Virginia Union.

Andy Dalton Scouting Report Roundup - Field Gulls
"One thing I noticed is that a lot of people compare him to Ryan Fitzpatrick - and that in itself is a confusing comparison because on one hand Fitzpatrick hasn't solidified himself as a franchise QB but on the other hand he did play well enough in 2010 to earn the shaky endorsement of the Bills front office for 2011."

N.F.L. Draft: A.F.C. Team-by-Team Needs -
"Another year, another need for immediate contributors all over the field. A franchise quarterback may be the most obvious. But with few, if any, of those in this draft, the Bills could veer toward another huge need, outside linebacker, where Von Miller awaits."

The hype is finally over! Part 1 | Buffalo Wins
"This is a the first part of a five part series, for what I'd like for the Bills to do with the 3rd pick. 5)Selecting Blaine Gabbert"

Q&A about the Iowa prospects | Buffalo Wins
"I'm still emptying out the Q&A's with a bunch of college football writers for, and today, I exchange some pleasantries with the fine folks over at The Hawkeye State. We talk about two of the top prospects for the Hawkeyes: DL Christian Ballard and safety/defensive back, Tyler Sash. This is a very quick Q&A, btw."

Bills Gab 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report – DT Marcell Dareus
Taking a closer look at Marcell Dareus.

Tough Start to Bills’ Schedule in 2011 - BuffaLowDown
"The degree of difficulty is tough right off the bat, as Buffalo’s first six games feature just one contest against a team that finished with losing record last year – a trip to Cincinnati in Week 4."

NFL draft hype a modern-day mockery | | The Detroit News
"Back then, the Lions, who had won a championship as recently as 1957, drafted in a pack known as BLESTO. This was an aggregation of teams that pooled their scouting data. BLESTO stood for Bears, Lions, Eagles and Steelers Together. The Buffalo Bills joined them after the great pro football merger of 1966."