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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman Riley Reiff of Iowa participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman Riley Reiff of Iowa participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 4-20
Chris Brown doesn't think the Bills will draft a tackle at No. 10, instead looking at Luke Kuechly. He also answers questions on trading down, adding a wide receiver or two in the draft, drafting a safety, and the idea of moving Andy Levitre to left tackle.

Buffalo Bills' Canadian fanbase growing rapidly | Democrat and Chronicle
"Roughly on any given Sunday I’d say 15 percent of the people in the stadium are from Monroe County, and now about 15.5 to 16 percent are from Southern Ontario," Brandon said.

Jim Kelly shares tales of adversity, success - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
"When I was presented with this as an opportunity to help (Montana State) raise money for the athletic program, I said no problem because I always want to tell young people that things in your life aren’t always going to go like you want them to go, but it’s what you do to persevere that matters most," Kelly said early Friday afternoon during an interview with the Chronicle at the Staybridge Suites in Great Falls.

2012 NFL Draft: Inside Linebacker Preview -
"The final edition of's draft preview series takes a look at five of the top inside linebacker prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft."

Prospect preview: LB Kuechly more than a tackling machine -
"Linebacker prospects often have gaudy numbers in college. The premier talents are usually more physically gifted than most of the players around them, and if they’re blessed with great instincts as well it allows them to produce at a very high level. Such was the case with Boston College LB Luke Kuechly, but he took tackle production to a ridiculous extreme."

Mock Draft Watch 9.0 -
Michael Floyd and Riley Reiff continue to dominate mock drafts, but other folks are sneaking in.

Inside The Bills | Mayock on OT arm length
"From an offensive tackle perspective, you are typically looking for about 33, 33 and a half inches, especially if he’s going to be on the left side," said Mayock. "Remember, Robert Gallery several years ago had 32-inch arms. Struggled on the outside. And where it shows up most is in pass protection. The longer your arms are, the better your ability to shoot the hands, get them on somebody and just continue to push a defensive end away from your quarterback."

Inside The Bills | Latest mock goes OT for Bills
"While the prospect chosen isn’t all that unusual (Glenn has been seen in the 10-20 range) the explanation doesn’t really jive. Pears was signed to three-year extension for a reason, to start at right tackle. You don’t draft an offensive tackle 10th overall to play on the right side. If they like Glenn this much he’s going to be lined up at left tackle. Whether they do like him this much is the burning question that likely won’t be answered until Thursday night."

Richardson can carry the load - The Buffalo News
"This is the last in a seven-part series previewing the NFL draft. Today's installment: running backs."

Audio: Tim Graham talks with NFL scout Matt Williamson - The Buffalo News
"Tim Graham catches up with NFL scout for and Scouts, Inc. Matt Williamson to get his thoughts on the Bills and the upcoming draft:"

Should the Dolphins, Bills trade back? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But if there isn't a trade with Minnesota Vikings and the Cleveland Browns pass on Tannehill, he probably will be there at No. 8. That would put Miami in the position to draft Tannehill or pass. Most project the Dolphins will take the quarterback. But if Miami passes and Tannehill falls to Buffalo, several quarterback-needy teams could be ready to pounce."

Poll Friday: Bills vs. Jets in Week 1 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"It's never too early for a little AFC East trash talk and projections. In our latest SportsNation poll, we want an early prediction on the Week 1 showdown between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium."

WGR 550 - SIMON: Draft Insight From Buddy Nix
On the topic of trading down, we asked Nix if he was sure there will be a guy the Bills love when they are on the board. "100%", Nix responded. "I’d say 100% that there’ll be one there we like. I think there’s at least 10 top players and with 9 picks before us, one of them will be there."

For Nix and Bills, draft priorities have changed - Olean Times Herald
"(The signings) had a lot of impact on us really," Nix admitted at Wednesday afternoon’s annual media session. "Therefore we’re a little freer as far as who we pick. You don’t want to get yourself in a spot that you’ve got to reach."

Buffalo Bills 2012 Draft Preview - The Sports Network
"With the signings of defensive ends Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, two of the top pass rushers of this year's free-agent class, the Bills turned last season's most troubling weakness into a possible strength. "

Former NFL quarterback offers lessons from the field at Bobcat banquet | Great Falls Tribune
"My life has been up and down, and a roller-coaster ride. Just to make sure they understand things are going to happen in all of our lives, including you guys, and not everything is going to go the way you want it to go — but it's what you do about it that counts."

Bills Enter Draft With Freedom to Make Moves - YNN
"You probably would say this year’s a little better for that because of there’s more equal guys. You might get the same from 10-20 that you get from 1-10. Now, you don’t know that, but that could probably be the case this year," said Nix.

Report: Saints Ink $23 Million Extension With Cornerback Jabari Greer | SI
"Cornerback Jabari Greer had a solid season in 2011 for the New Orleans Saints, and it’s paid off in a big way -ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Greer has re-upped in the Big Easy for a cool $23 million."

No clear path for Bills in draft - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"The problem is, the Bills are in a tough spot at No. 10 overall. It’s not a very desirable position for a trade because it’s not far up the board for most teams to grab the player they’re in love with, while also not being a position to be reaching for talent more suitable for the late first round of even second round (like the Bills recently did with Donte Whitner)."

NFL Draft: Friday Thoughts : Buffalo Sports Daily
"I can understand why Stephon Gilmore, Dre Kirkpatrick and Cordy Glenn are dominating Bills draft speculation right now, but I think it’s crazy not to have Luke Kuechly deep in the mix. The guy can play all three linebacker spots, as Buddy Nix said twice this past week, is a true three-down backer and Mike Mayock called him the best pass covering linebacker he’s ever seen coming out of college. That has to count for a lot, especially against teams in the division like the Patriots and Jets that include the tight end so much in their passing games."

5 hidden gems in the draft for the Bills | Buffalo Wins
"We've discussed potential first and second round players, we took a look at the quarterbacks (the ones I liked anyway) and now let's talk about some later round draft picks that have caught my eye and that could help your Buffalo Bills in 2012."