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2016 NFL Draft notes: Kevin Dodd for the Bills and lots of metrics

We're back after taking a week off for Combine coverage. There's a lot to cover, so dig in!

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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 the last Mock Draft Monday, for those of you who missed it.

Before the NFL Combine started, Brian shared his top 19 players for Buffalo's draft board.

Since it has been two weeks since Mock Draft Monday, we have two Tuesday reports for you to go over: Duke safety Jeremy Cash and LA Tech defensive lineman Vernon Butler.

We looked at five draft prospects and the NFL teams that fit them best.

Mike Mayock held a conference call before the Combine and gave some opinions on Buffalo's draft options.

Who saw their stock rise during the Combine?

Who wishes they had a better week at the Combine?

Two big draftniks released mock drafts recently: Todd McShay saw Sheldon Rankins going to Buffalo, and Daniel Jeremiah was thinking Jarran Reed.

Who did the Bills meet with at the Combine? We have the list of names.

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

In his latest podcast with Syracuse.com reporter Matthew Fairburn, SB Nation's Dan Kadar talked about why Robert Nkemdiche might not be a fit with Buffalo due to his perceived effort issues. So this week, he changed up his mock draft and had the Bills selecting Clemson edge rusher Kevin Dodd instead..

Around the web

On Draft Breakdown:

An annual must-read from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn, where he interviews NFL scouts and executives to get their takes on fifty college prospects. Well worth your time.

This article ran during the Combine, but if you missed it you should take a look. Josh Norris talks about how measurements and workout numbers are useful to NFL teams.

Two good reads from Matt Waldman this week:

From Derrik Klassen on Playmaker MentalityConnor Cook made some really great throws this year.

Also on Playmaker MentalityJustis Mosqueda explains that small cornerbacks may be overrated by the draft community.

One more article that is 100% worth your time this week: Matt Harmon released his 2016 Reception Perception report on 21 of the draft's top receiver prospects. By charting All-22 tape of the college prospects, he revealed trends about how successful they were getting open and making catches, split up by alignment, route run, and opposing coverage.