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Odell Beckham Jr, Phillip Gaines visit the Buffalo Bills

Buffalo has now hosted 16 prospects on pre-draft visits this spring; they're allowed a maximum of 30.

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LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. headlines three 2014 NFL Draft prospects making pre-draft visits with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday.

Gil Brandt of reported last week that Beckham had a visit set up with the Bills. One of the hotter names in the draft class at the moment, Beckham is a virtual certainty to be selected in the first round. It's fair to consider him the third first-round lock to visit the Bills this spring, joining Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews and North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron.

Also in Orchard Park today: Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines, a 6'0", 193-pound athlete with excellent straight-line speed (he ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the Combine). He could crack the second day of the draft based on that athleticism alone. Gaines finished his career at Rice with 175 tackles, 38 defended passes and four interceptions.

Finally, a third running back is making a pre-draft visit with the Bills this spring. Terrance Cobb is a NAIA prospect from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky, where he landed after choosing junior college over SEC schools that recruited him for academic reasons. He ran for 1,991 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior in 2012.

The Bills have now confirmed 16 pre-draft visitors so far this spring; they are allowed a maximum of 30, so they're more than half way home. Here's the full list, which we're also keeping track of in this StoryStream. For a broader historical view of the Bills' pre-draft visits, be sure to check out our page dedicated to pre-draft visits from previous years (which is also accessible from the Library drop-down on the home page).

Player Pos. College Ht Wt Spd
Jeremy Hill RB LSU 6005 233 4.66
Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor 5090 201 4.51
Terrance Cobb RB Cumberlands 5101 218
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR LSU 5112 198 4.43
Cody Latimer WR Indiana 6020 215 4.39
Eric Ebron TE North Carolina 6043 250 4.60
Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame 6064 270
Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M 6054 308 5.07
Charles Siddoway OT Mississippi State 6053 301 5.07
Scott Crichton DE Oregon State 6030 273 4.84
Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State 6010 237
Preston Brown LB Louisville 6010 251 4.86
Bradley Roby CB Ohio State 5110 194 4.39
Bashaud Breeland CB Clemson 5110 197 4.62
Phillip Gaines CB Rice 6003 193 4.38
Ross Cockrell CB Duke 5110 194 4.56