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2016 NFL Draft notes: Here comes the NFL Scouting Combine

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The NFL Scouting Combine kicks off this weekend, and in this week's link roundup we have plenty of players you should know at the event.

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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.

On Tuesday, we looked at Utah State edge rusher Kyler Fackrell.

I released my pre-Combine top 100 (minus a couple names yet to be scouted).

Mel Kiper had Clemson edge rusher Kevin Dodd going to the Bills in his latest mock draft.

One report says that the Bills like Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan as a possible draft pick.

Mock of the week

Over at Draft Breakdown, several draft analysts participated in a 22 round "team builder mock" wherein they drafted a full roster of starters from the players in this year's draft class. Who assembled the best team, in your opinion? I'm partial to the teams assembled by Robert Ortiz and Joe Marino, personally.

Around the web

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports wrote up a four part series highlighting the players who need to impress in different facets of the NFL Combine:

-The players who need good measurements
-The players who need to impress in their interviews
-The ones who have to check out medically
-The prospects who have to show off their athletic ability

From Justis Mosqueda, a ranking of the most important Combine drills as they pertain to edge rushers.

Also from Mosqueda, some thoughts on this year's extremely deep defensive tackle class.

Daniel Jeremiah published a new mock draft with the Bills taking Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell.

In Dan Kadar's latest mock, the Bills take Clemson edge rusher Shaq Lawson.

You'll never guess who Pete Prisco mocked to the Bills (just kidding, it's Robert Nkemdiche).

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller published a new scouting notebook, with a Noah Spence scouting report, a mock draft (Reggie Ragland to Buffalo), and lots of things he is apparently hearing from NFL scouts.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris published his latest top 75 big board, which definitely beats to a different drum than much of the usual draft discussion.

On Draft Breakdown, Jeff Risdon shared some thoughts about consistent and inconsistent players, and what players like Mike Evans and Taylor Lewan have taught him about scouting.

The NFL is re-evaluating their systems in place at the Combine this year. Is this something that needs to change, or are the workouts still useful tools to evaluate prospects?