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Buffalo Bills news, 5/2: three-way rotation at quarterback

Draft grades and analysis keeps rolling in, but one thing Doug Marrone said about the quarterback competition leads the way in today's links.

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Inside The Bills | Sounds like even rotation at QB

Marrone: "I’ve been a firm believer with all positions, not just quarterback, to throw those guys out there with some veteran guys around them and see how they react to it and see how they play, and that’s a good tell tale to see where they are and see where they’re going."

Draft grades

2013 Buffalo Bills draft grades -
"Media members and NFL Draft pundits grade the Bills 2013 Draft."

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS | 2013 NFL Draft Report Card Report
Buffalo averaged a 2.33 GPA. The high grade was a B+ while low was C-. Head inside for the details.

Final Thoughts On Bills 2013 Draft Class : Buffalo Sports Daily
A verbose look at the 2013 crop.

Buffalo Bills: Pick-by-Pick 2013 NFL Draft Review | Buffalo Bills Draft
How did the team fill needs and get value? This article attempts to explain.

A Decent Draft For The Bills Could Turn Out To Be Excellent | Bob Matthews' Column - WHAM 1180
"Okay, I’m fairly impressed with the 2013 draft for the Buffalo Bills. In a year or two, I might be REALLY impressed. It’s up to EJ Manuel."

Draft analysis

Exclusive: EJ Manuel's Journey From NYC to Buffalo - VIDEO -
"Take a behind the scenes look at EJ Manuel's journey from being selected in the first round by the Bills to his trip through Radio City Music Hall, and arrival at One Bills Drive."

When first QB not drafted in top 10, success usually doesn't follow - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Kacsmar's research for shows that nine times since 1967 the first quarterback was drafted outside the top 10 but still in the first round. Chad Pennington (18th overall in 2000) and Doug Williams (17th in 1978) were the most successful of the lot."

Michael Husted breaks down new Bills kicker Dustin Hopkins - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"The Bills used a sixth-round draft choice on Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins. Husted, a coach and consultant who specializes in grooming young kickers, shared his thoughts on the move with the Press Coverage blog."

Poll: Bills' Week 1 quarterback starter? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Kevin Kolb is winning this all-too-early vote with 50% while EJ Manuel has 44%.

Previewing AFC East rookie camp battles - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Woods was a good value pick for the Bills in the second round. He will battle 2012 third-round pick T.J. Graham, who caught 31 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown as a rookie last season. I think Woods is one of the most NFL-ready receivers in this draft. He’s polished and does nearly everything well. Graham, meanwhile, had lapses in concentration and suffered from drops last year. I think this is Woods’ job to lose."

Doug Marrone thinks 'media really pumped up' Ryan Nassib connection -
"Doug Marrone thinks the 'media really pumped up' the Bills possibly taking his former quarterback at Syracuse, Ryan Nassib." He also discusses the quarterback he actually took, too.

Fantasy Reaction: Buffalo Bills Select Kiko Alonso |
"IDP Senior Writer Mike Woellert looks at the fantasy impact of Kiko Alonso being selected by the Buffalo Bills." Even if you're not looking for a fantasy purpose, this is a solid look at what Alonso could bring to the table.

Manuel is the man | John DiTullio - WHAM 1180
"His size 6'5, 237 lbs, and his able to move around stand out. He possesses a strong arm, quick delivery while being a accurate deep passer. Of all the qb's in this year's draft, Manuel has the highest ceiling. He has the best raw talent of any of the qb's coming out."

Q&A about EJ Manuel with an FSU Writer | Buffalo Wins
Q&A about Kiko Alonso - Buffalo Wins

Q&A about Robert Woods | Buffalo Wins

Q&A about Marquise Goodwin | Buffalo Wins
Q&A about Jonathan Meeks | Buffalo Wins

More clicks

Throwback Thursday: Pulling draft picks from a hat -
Anna Stolzenburg showcases what life was like in the 1960 NFL Draft. It's pretty strange to think about.

All hands on deck for Bills' fullback duties; McIntyre gone - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"It seems pretty obvious that it's no longer the right fit for either side," McIntyre's agent, Brett Tessler, said today. "We'll be looking for work elsewhere. Corey is staying in shape and waiting for the right opportunity to come along."

Marc Trestman, Andy Reid appear primed for playoffs in Year 1 -
"Eight NFL teams will enter the 2013 season with a new head coach. Which newbie is best positioned to make a postseason run?" No love for Marrone.

Q&A about Jerry Hughes | Buffalo Wins