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Buffalo Bills news, 4/25: 2013 NFL Draft day

It's finally the first day of the 2013 NFL Draft! Check out the latest info from overnight and all the local previews for tonight's first round.

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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.

Inside The Bills | Remembering draft room hierarchy
"Our way is a bit different in that everybody gets to voice their opinion. It’s not who gets to talk the loudest and the longest. It’s give your opinion, you’ve done your job. We’ll decide where he goes."

Inside The Bills | Marrone’s role in draft room
Marrone: "I’m there to support whatever views we’ve had as a coaching staff if asked. I’m looking forward to being in that draft room with Buddy and Doug and the scouts."

Inside The Bills | Whaley-"Draft Board is set"-fine tuning is final step
Inside The Bills | "It takes two to move in the draft"-Whaley
Inside The Bills | Final thoughts on QBs from Bills Asst. GM
Inside The Bills | "Draft will be great theatre"-Doug Whaley

Scout’s honor: It’s tough to rate QBs - The Buffalo News
"History says there will be an elite quarterback available to the Buffalo Bills today when they make their first pick in the NFL draft. The challenge: Which one or two quarterbacks in the 2013 class are going to become outstanding pros?"

Jerry Sullivan: Only bad move is not picking a quarterback - The Buffalo News
"The Bills always had a better idea. They'd over-think and spend their first choice on a defensive back, wide receiver, offensive tackle or running back. Their prolonged run of dysfunction and playoff failure can be directly tied to their inability to identify Kelly's successor. "

Channeling Buddy: Collegiate vets from the South will rise again - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills will be picking at least three players from the South who have plenty of experience on the field, if the track record of general manager Buddy Nix plays out again in the 2013 NFL Draft."

A fundamental concern with the Bills drafting Ryan Nassib - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"So here's what Bills fans should hope: The club legitimately kept an open mind about their future franchise quarterback and -- as virtually impossible as it may seem -- treated Nassib the same as every other prospect."

Team building doesn’t end after last pick - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills likely will depend on undrafted rookies in 2013."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Best And Worst Case Scenarios On Day 1
Joe Buscaglia's version of a great night, terrible night, and lots in between.

Wait ... Bills now want QB Matt Barkley? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Is it a smokescreen or not? James Walker doesn't know.

Are Jets, Bills fighting for QB Ryan Nassib? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Jets control the wheelhouse on Day 1, and a guy they love at the quarterback position ... is Ryan Nassib of Syracuse," Paolantonio said on ESPN's "SportsCenter." "I'm told new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg loves Nassib, his quick decision-making and ability to run the West Coast offense."

Will the Buffalo Bills pick a quarterback? | Democrat and Chronicle
"They’ve been a little better on Buddy Nix’s watch, but smart drafting hasn’t exactly been a hallmark for the Bills during much of their interminable playoff drought."

Top prospects spill about Bills visits | Football | Sports | Toronto Sun
"Of the 23 top draft prospects who accepted invitations to attend the NFL draft, six had official visits with the Buffalo Bills. Here’s what four of them told me about how those visits went:"

E.J. Manuel Should Be The Bills’ No. 8 Overall Pick | Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
"The 2013 crop of quarterbacks has so many question marks, that no pick will be the right pick. E.J. Manuel presents the most upside of any passer in the draft and they can’t afford to miss out."

Bills Have Never Picked A Quarterback With Their First Selection - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Buffalo Bills have never selected a quarterback with their first pick in the draft. Check out the history."

Larry Felser coverage

Larry Felser, iconic former News sports columnist, dies - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Felser worked for The Buffalo News for 38 years, his last 25 as the lead sports columnist for the paper. He was an authoritative, provocative voice who had a greater connection to the heartbeat of Buffalo sports fans than any newspaperman Western New York has known."

Bills owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. on the passing of Larry Felser -
"I had tremendous respect for Larry and we developed a deep friendship that lasted throughout our lifetimes. We shared some great laughs over the years and that’s what I am remembering most today about Larry. "

WGR 550 SportsRadio - The Passing Of A Legend
"When it came to learning about the history of the Bills, Sabres and Braves there was no need to read any history books, I just spoke to Larry. His recall of events was second to none which made his story telling so memorable."