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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 5/11

Whaley eager to take on added role -
Doug Whaley's first in-depth interview since being promoted. Check out his thoughts on college scouting, his pro personnel signings, and his fall schedule.

Decade of drafts: Pats supreme, Fins worst - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"In spite of some bombs, the Bills have been ordinary drafters overall. CHFF, with the help of metrics, broke down 10 years of drafts by counting up star players, longtime starters and promising young players."

Bills' Nix Dishes On Positional Plans - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"In their annual post-draft event, the Monday Quarterback Club's featured speaker at the M&T Bank Club inside Ralph Wilson Stadium was none other than Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix."

New title a big shift for Whaley - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"I started in this business in the college side. So it's not going to be completely foreign to me. But the intensity of it is going to pick up."

Inside The Bills | Scouts to be back at it
"Our scouts start the 22nd of this month in Orlando on every junior that will be available in the draft next year," said Nix.

Inside The Bills | Whaley’s college scouting role
"I would say I’ll be scouting the top rated players," Whaley said. "Now that doesn’t mean the top college programs. There could be top rated players from NAIA schools to the top programs in the nation. The way Buddy broke it down to me was he wants me to see the top rated players from across the country. So I’ll be racking up a lot of frequent flyer miles."

Bills Focus: Williams Brings Along Physical Play -
"Bills second round pick Aaron Williams adds size to the cornerback position to match up against larger receivers, as well as a physical presence to play against the run."

Inside The Bills | Dareus to DT in nickel?
"Marcell is an exceptional athlete, he plays everywhere, he smart," said Nix. "He’ll be a defensive end in a 34 and play there on first and second down. In nickel he’ll play inside with Kyle Williams."

Inside The Bills | Faith in Merriman
"We know the answer," said Nix. "He has to get well. He’s ahead of where should be, and I know this… you can’t draft or find one like him. He’s 26, came out as junior. We got an outside backer if gets back to where he was."

Inside The Bills | Troup, Carrington update
"Troup and Carrington are really good players. You really don’t know what guys will do until year three. They will get on field more (this season). Troup played a lot (last year), Carrington played late in year and got better every time he played. Troup he’s big enough to play in there, anchor the 3-4 and at defensive end."

Inside The Bills | CB Williams will push to start
"We’re going to put them out there and play the best two at corner, put the next guy in the slot in nickel," said Nix with respect to the competition that will ensue at cornerback when players report.

Bethel University's Michael Jasper waiting to get started with Buffalo Bills | The Jackson Sun
"Bethel lineman Michael Jasper has been soaking up the sun - watching the Wildcats baseball and softball teams in the TranSouth tournament this past week." He spoke with former Bill Jabari Greer who told him to buy a truck for the snow.

Buffalo Bills FA Quarterback Candidates: Matt Moore : Buffalo Sports Daily
"If the Bills are taking a long look at quarterbacks that have the physical ability to become a starter if things fell into place, Moore could definitely be an option."