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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 4/20

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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.

Draft Luncheon Press Conference -
"Buddy Nix, Doug Whaley, Chuck Cook, and Tom Gibbons sit down with the media to talk about preparations leading up to next weeks draft, and about various prospects for the Bills." It's the entire 47-minute press conference.

Mayock likes Kuechly for Bills - The Buffalo News
"For Buffalo at 10, to me Luke Kuechly and (Alabama safety) Mark Barron make sense. They have to play New England twice with those tight ends."

Pre-draft visits reveal football I.Q. -
"One of the things that we bring them in here for is to be sure about their learning ability," said Nix. "We let them spend time with the position coach when they’re in here. Our coaches don’t scout. They look at tape and they visit with the guys at the combine and then we bring them in here to put them on the board."

Fred Jackson Throws First Pitch -
New reporter Hannah Buehler covers Jackson for her first video.

WGR 550 - BUSCAGLIA: NFL Mock Draft #5
Joe Buscaglia has Dre Kirkpatrick, Rueben Randle and James Brown.

Inside The Bills | Depth at OT?
"While Nix and the Bills may be able to get a capable offensive tackle in round two if they don’t get one in round one, it’s more unlikely that they’re going to challenge for the starting job on the blind side as a rookie."

Inside The Bills | Nix: Can get good WR in 3rd or 4th
"That doesn’t necessarily mean that the Bills are ruling out a player like Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd, but it does afford the Bills flexibility in addressing their needs with the knowledge that a quality receiver could be had on day 2 of the draft."

Nix: Hairston can start, but Bills need more tackles - AFC East Daily
"I’m going to make this clear, we think Chris Hairston can play left tackle for us and win," Nix said. "... we run a lot of empty sets with five blockers, if they bring six (quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick) better get it out quick or he’s going to get hit in the mouth."

Inside The Bills | Don’t dismiss those who didn’t visit
"I spent time at the Combine with both of those guys," said Nix. "I went to Notre Dame and visited with him for practice and to do tape on him. I talked to everybody about him. You can’t rule a guy out because we haven’t done this or that. We know Michael Floyd and we know Riley Reiff. Just because a guy wasn’t on the 30 visit list doesn’t mean you can rule him out."

Boston College linebacker is 'The Man' in the middle - The Buffalo News
"This is the sixth in a seven-part series previewing the NFL draft. Today's installment: linebackers."

Mayock dishes on Bills' plans - The Buffalo News
Regarding the offensive tackles, Mayock rates Stanford's Jonathan Martin and Ohio State's Mike Adams as potential boom-or-bust picks. "There's significant upside, but don't see much consistency," Mayock said of Martin and Adams. Mayock sees Iowa's Riley Reiff as a right tackle and a value at 15 to 22. He thinks Georgia's Cordy Glenn is a right tackle.

Fred Jackson visits Lockport - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online
"Jackson made a special two-hour appearance at Lockport’s historic Bewley Building, as part of a fundraiser for Niagara Hospice and Kids Escaping Drugs, sponsored by the Niagara County Dispatchers Sheriff’s Association."