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Buffalo Bills news, 7/20: team relying on draft picks

The Buffalo Bills will be relying heavily on draft picks this season. Check out all the articles from today exploring that topic and more.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Relying on rookies

Eight in the Box: AFC East camp issues - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Relying on rookies, a scheme change, and finding a third cornerback are discussed in this piece by Field Yates while James Walker continues his vacation.

Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Draft Review | Ourlads' NFL Football & Scouting Blog
"The Bills had a productive draft, filling major needs at quarterback, linebacker, wide receiver, tight end, and defensive back." They get an "Above Average" grade from OurLads.

Camp questions: Should Buffalo Bills roll with QB EJ Manuel? - Sporting News
"The key is being fair to Manuel, keeping him comfortable as a caretaker while at the same time helping him progress as a playmaker. There's no point grooming behind him Kolb, who contrary to what the veteran thinks, was a makeshift option."

Over the mountains and through to Woods - Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
"The most comparable player the scouts used on Woods was Green Bay Packer wideout James Jones. Jones flourished last year, his sixth, as he caught a career high 14 touchdowns. The Jones comparison starts in both height and weight, but also with speed, talent and a history of dropping passes at times."

#9 - Will the win-loss record improve in Doug Marrone's 1st season? -
"Marrone, however, has taken a far different approach from that of his more recent predecessors with his coaching staff and his team. Will it lead to an improvement in the team’s won-loss record from last season?"

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Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 7-19
Chris Brown answers fan questions on the "up-tempo" offense and how it will affect conditioning - specifically for the defense - as well as the type of play calls. He also talks quarterbacks, when they will name a starter, and the blitzing of the defense.

Inside The Bills | Jim Kelly-"I’m slowly getting better"
"I’m getting better," Kelly said on the radio show. "I’m not a very patient person and the patience has been running out for a couple of weeks now, just wondering when the pain’s going to subside. I am getting better, slowly but surely, it will all come to a head where I’ll be fine and get back to normal. But they had to do a lot."

2013 Buffalo Bills Positional Previews: Defensive Line | Buffalo Bills Draft
"Buffalo currently has 13 defensive linemen on their roster. Some of them are absolute locks to make the team, but there are a few veterans at risk." Ryan Talbot takes an in-depth look at all of them.

Bill Barnwell names the best QBs throughout NFL history - Grantland
"Every season there are a few great signal-callers, but which ones have reigned over all, and for how long?" Jim Kelly reigned as the top quarterback for just one season - 1991.

Breaking Down the Best Plays of the Buffalo Bills 2012 Season: Week Nine - Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
One good defensive play by Mario Williams and a - shocker - screen pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to C.J. Spiller make the highlight reel from Week 9.