Immediately before the Buffalo Bills instituted a ban on all college player visits due to the COVID-19 virus, it appears that general manager Brandon Beane and the scouting department, along with a team of Bills coaches, were able to spend some valuable up-close-and-personal time down in South Carolina working out the college prospects from Clemson.
Per source, there's a "huge" Bills contingent at Clemson's Pro Day -- including GM Brandon Beane, Asst. GM Joe Schoen, OL coach Bobby Johnson and scouts— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) March 12, 2020
Typically during Pro Days, select coaches from different teams each take part in leading each type of position drill. However, it appears that due to low attendance by NFL teams, Bills coaches may have been tasked with leading most of the position drills.
That included Bills offensive line coach Bobby Johnson directing offensive line drills, which included guard prospect John Simpson, linebackers coach Bob Babich taking the lead in linebacker drills, which likely included hotshot player Isaiah Simmons, and defensive backs coach John Butler running defensive back drills for cornerback AJ Terrell and safety K’Von Wallace. This gave the Bills’ coaches and scouts some rare first-hand experience working with several talented Tigers prospects, many of whom should expect to hear their name called in the first or second round of the draft.
In other news emanating from Death Valley, frequent Bills mock draft target Tee Higgins participated in the 40-yard dash, with some visitors timing him at 4.56 and others timing him as low as 4.43. A wide receiver not necessarily known for his speed, these results will likely not affect his draft stock.