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Buffalo Bills news, 5/1: 2013 NFL Draft grades, fallout

With draft grades flying in from sources all over the place, analysts differ greatly on how the Buffalo Bills did.


Experts give Bills’ draft class so-so reviews - The Buffalo News

Jay Skurski wraps up some draft grades, including Mel Kiper's conference call comments.

2013 NFL Draft Fallout: Buffalo Bills -

"Chris Wesseling analyzes the Buffalo Bills' draft. Will the additions of a QB and wide receivers Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin revamp one of the NFL's most plodding offenses?"

AFC East draft grades: Geno Smith could save New York Jets -

"Bucky Brooks hands out draft grades to each team in the AFC East." Buddy Nix gets the highest grade in the division for nabbing four potential day one starters.

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A respectable Tuel-box for Bills undrafted QB -
Groan, Chris Brown. "QB Jeff Tuel's career seemed to be on the fast track at Washington State, but got derailed by a rash of injuries that may have hidden his true potential."

Inside The Bills | Bills had a 1st/2nd round grade on Da’Rick Rogers
"He was one of our thirty visits," Nix said. "He sat in my office, and I told him how it would be here, and what we expected. He can either make a living playing football or get a job. I think he understands that."

Inside The Bills | Bad weather at EJ’s workout helped
Marrone: "We started talking about the quarterbacks, and we went back and researched all the teams that played in the Northeast in the bad weather and all the success they had with quarterbacks and the common traits that they had. They were big and had big hands and were able to throw the ball in tough weather and that’s what we were looking at."

Proposed analytics department not part of Bills' equation yet - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"No, not at this point," Brandon said Saturday, when asked by Buffalo News senior columnist Jerry Sullivan after the draft concluded. "It's also something that we've embarked on over the last couple of years, and we have people that are focused on it but we don't have a complete department, per se."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - CAPACCIO: 12 Things I Think About The Bills
Sal Capaccio's mind dump includes points on specific players and positions all over the roster.

Todd McShay's best, worst AFC East draft picks - ESPN
"Best pick: WR Robert Woods (second round) Worst pick: QB EJ Manuel (first round)"

Will QB youth movement work in AFC East? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Will the quarterback youth movement work in the division? The AFC East blog talked to an NFL scout this week to get his perspective on each quarterback's strengths, weaknesses and long-term chances for success."

PARRINO: Mel Kiper deserves an F - Tonawanda News
"What is absolutely ridiculous, however, is this idea that Kiper's team draft grades hold any sort of validity. Along with Todd McShay, Kiper grades teams' selections after spending the past year telling all of us exactly what player every team should take."

2013 NFL Draft: Who will have the biggest impact as a rookie? -
Jason Smith thinks Robert Woods will be the steal of the draft.