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Buffalo Bills news, 4/28: Bills draft rumors

The Buffalo Bills will draft someone in a couple weeks. But who?


Bills in position to go best on the board -

"The Bills have a true luxury entering this year's NFL draft. After years of filling gaping holes they've positioned themselves to take a 'best on the board' approach."

Ownership clouds Bills’ status - Sports - The Buffalo News

Jerry Sullivan: "Last year, Whaley got his quarterback. This year, he intends to get him more help. A lot of people, including some prospective owners, will be watching very closely next fall to see if he actually gets results."

2014 NFL Draft

Buffalo Bills mailbag: More draft talk - ESPN
Mike Rodak takes fan questions on the draft, including one on EJ Manuel.

2014 NFL Draft primer: Buffalo Bills - Newsday
"The 2014 NFL Draft starts on Thursday, May 8, and every team will look to infuse youth and talent into their rosters."

Blog Roll

2014 NN community mock draft: With the 41st pick, the Buffalo Bills select ... - Niners Nation
After adding Eric Ebron in the first round, the Bills add some help in the secondary with Lamarcus Joyner in the second.

Backing Their Runners | Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
"By fortuitous coincidence, there are offensive tackles to be had that deserve top-10 status."

My 2014 Bills schedule piece is better than yours | Buffalo Wins
Stats and memories jam pack this piece on the Bills schedule. Warning: some NSFW language.

Is the 2014 season do or die for Whaley and Marrone? | Buffalo Wins
"While having new ownership makes me queasy about the Bills future past 2020, new ownership should probably make The Dougs even more queasy about their future past this season."

Why are primetime games important to me | Buffalo Wins
"However, as an ex-pat who won’t have season tickets unless I move back to Buffalo, it makes no difference to me…except to see if we are on primetime…and when there’s no primetime games, it becomes a kick in the nuts for me."

Your PR Architect: Ready for some football? Apparently not.
"But, the biggest issue facing the Bills is leadership. The team hasn't had an authentic on-field leader since Jim Kelly retired, and its top executives are unable to run a business responsibly. No redesigned uniforms or family-friendly seating sections can whitewash these costly business blunders."

Seven Takeaways from Buffalo Bills’ Pre-Draft Visits | Buffalo Bills Draft
"With that in mind, we can get a good idea of what positions Buffalo is looking to upgrade in this year’s draft, what type of players they are looking for at those positions, and more." This is a really nice breakdown from Dan Hope.

More clicks

NFL cheerleading lawsuits: Five former Buffalo Jills are the latest in a string of cheerleaders to sue their teams.
"Cheating cheerleaders out of a living wage is an American tradition almost as old as football itself."

You can’t dismiss the influence the Jills have on young girls - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"But you can’t just dismiss professional cheerleaders as eye candy with pompoms. They probably have more influence on the image young girls get from high-powered sporting events than entire leagues of women athletes."

Mailbag -- Schedule helps Buccaneers, Bills, Browns, Texans - ESPN
"Mailbag: Easy nondivision road schedules pave the way for the Buccaneers, Browns, Bills and Texans to make a move toward .500, writes John Clayton."

LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles: NFL's top running back duo -
The Bills have the second-best duo in Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. Looking down the list, it's not exactly jam-packed with contenders.