It's Monday, and that means we have a roundup of 2016 NFL Draft notes, mock drafts, and general football links for you. Each week, we'll summarize some of the things worth knowing as draft news continues to stream in.
Last week at Buffalo Rumblings
Here's last week's Mock Draft Monday, for those of you who missed it.
We started evaluating Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright by watching his game against UCLA from this season.
Doug Whaley was quoted in an interview saying that he wouldn't hesitate to pick a quarterback early if the opportunity presented itself. Then again, this may just be Whaley explaining that he's not too stupid to pass on a franchise quarterback if one somehow fell to Buffalo, positional needs aside.
In that same "Gee, wouldn't it be nice if he dropped to the Bills" territory, North Dakota State quarterback and Senior Bowl darling Carson Wentz has apparently been a target of the Bills for a long time.
We held an open thread for the Senior Bowl, if you wanted to read through the comments and see who the viewers were impressed by.
Mock of the week
Over on Reddit, user "mockmaster" completed a full seven-round mock draft with trades. For accomplishing that before the month of January ended, he earns mock of the week status this time.
Buffalo's total haul:
- Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Mississippi
- Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
- Bronson Kaufusi, DL, BYU
- Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State
- Leno Allen, RB, Western Kentucky
- Jake Coker, QB, Alabama
- D'haquille Williams, WR, Auburn
Around the web
Ted Sundquist, former Denver Broncos GM and a candidate for the same position for the Tennessee Titans, wrote about the process he went through being interviewed for that position, and how the general manager mindset works. This is a must-read.
In Dan Kadar's newest mock draft, the Bills select the athletic Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson.
If you're wondering who stood out at the Senior Bowl game, SB Nation has the results for you.
Bleacher Report contributor (and edge rusher evaluation expert) Justis Mosqueda put together a one-round mock draft, and had Buffalo taking Darron Lee, Ohio State's athletic sophomore linebacker as a Nigel Bradham replacement.
The Buffalo News put in work this week to write about players at the Senior Bowl. Be sure to read through their profiles of edge rushers Shawn Oakman and Bronson Kaufusi, quarterback Carson Wentz, receiver Braxton Miller, and fullback Glenn Gronkowski.
Tyler Dunne also wrapped up the Senior Bowl week with 10 takeaways from the practices, and some thoughts that Doug Whaley shared during the week.
Matt Waldman reviewed the offensive skill positions at the Senior Bowl, while Jene Bramel discussed the defenders and the general state of practices, over at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog.