The Buffalo Bills either purposely or inadvertently made some news on Tuesday when, per multiple reports, the team wined and dined Baylor quarterback prospect Bryce Petty in Dallas last evening.
Joe Buscaglia of WKBW had the news first on Tuesday morning, reporting that Bills general manager Doug Whaley would be meeting with Petty. Peter Schrager of FOX Sports 1 followed up later in the day, reporting that multiple members of Buffalo's front office would be supping with Petty.
News coming on @FOXSports1 -- multiple members of the Bills front office are in Dallas to have dinner w/ QB Bryce Petty tonight. @NFLonFOX— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) April 28, 2015
Petty, owner of 61 career touchdown passes (to just 10 interceptions) in his time at Baylor, has been a popular name associated with the Bills during the pre-draft process. He ranks among a group of quarterbacks vying to be the third off the board at the position this weekend, and it might require the No. 50 overall pick to make that happen if the Bills are legitimately interested. But given the extent to which their trip to Texas was leaked, it's also possible that the interest is feigned.
For more on Petty, be sure to check out Dan Lavoie's scouting report on him. The Bills-Petty dinner came roughly 48 hours before the 2015 NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday night.