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Bills Links, 3/2: NFL Combine wrap-up, Josh Allen’s development

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The NFL Combine has concluded, and there is plenty of news to digest for Buffalo Bills fans. We’ve got you covered in today’s edition of the links, taking you inside the Bills interview room at the Combine, exploring why LSU edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson would be a “dream pick” for the Bills at No. 22, breaking down Iowa edge rusher A.J. Epenesa, and assessing the progress Josh Allen made from his rookie to his sophomore season, and what fans can expect in Year 3.


Inside the Bills’ interview room at the NFL combine – The Athletic
General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott share what the interview process is like for the Bills at the combine. (Subscription required).

NFL Combine 2020: Why LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson is dream pick at 22 for Buffalo Bills - newyorkupstate.com
Chaisson's pass-rushing ability makes him one of the top edge rushers in the 2020 NFL Draft class.

NFL Draft 2020: 3 prospects with ties to Buffalo Bills - newyorkupstate.com
Cole Kmet TE (Notre Dame), Antoine Winfield Jr. CB (Minnesota), and Blake Ferguson LS (LSU) all have ties to the Bills.

NFL Scouting Combine: Houston OT Josh Jones doesn't lack confidence - Democrat & Chronicle
When they were college teammates at Houston, offensive tackle Josh Jones learned a lot practicing against Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver.

NFL Scouting Combine: Iowa's A.J. Epenesa is strong edge rusher - Democrat & Chronicle
The 6’6”, 280-lb Epenesa led the Big Ten in sacks last season and could be a first-round NFL Draft pick.

Bills Mailbag: Should Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool be on the radar after strong combine showing? – The Buffalo News
With the NFL scouting combine wrapping up and free agency on the horizon, there is plenty of football to discuss.

Could Jalen Hurts be the developmental backup QB the Bills need? – The Athletic
It makes sense for the Bills to consider spending a Day 3 draft pick on a quarterback to develop behind Josh Allen. (Subscription required).

Bills land edge rusher who fits their ‘process’ in News’ second 2020 mock draft – The Buffalo News
With the NFL scouting combine in the books, here is Jay Skurski’s second shot at projecting the first round of the draft.

Bills GM Brandon Beane always looking to get a head start on free agency – The Buffalo News
The GM wants to build his roster to the point that eventual departures in free agency lead to compensatory draft picks in return.

Buffalo Bills post-combine 2020 7-round mock draft: Cody Ford’s position status answered early - newyorkupstate.com
Where Cody Ford plays in 2020 could be dictated by what the Bills do early in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Buffalo Bills could play 2020 road game in Mexico City vs. Arizona Cardinals - newyorkupstate.com
Bills fans in Arizona could potentially miss out on seeing Buffalo this season. Here’s why...

They don’t call it ‘NFLSU’ for nothing; LSU players talk Tre White, record combine showing – The Buffalo News
LSU had the most players at the 2020 combine of any team in the past decade and five more than the teams with the second-most invitees.

Potential NFL draft pick K.J. Osborn: ‘I love UB, and I loved my time there’ – The Buffalo News
K.J. Osborn WR (Buffalo) was a second-team all-Mid-American Conference pick for head coach Lance Leipold’s Bulls in 2018 when he caught 53 passes for 892 yards and seven touchdowns.

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2020 NFL Combine: standout on-field performances from DL/LB - Buffalo Rumblings
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2020 NFL Combine: Standout measurements from cornerback and safeties - Buffalo Rumblings
One more time, here’s how they measured up.

2020 NFL Combine: Standout weigh-in results from DL, LB groups - Buffalo Rumblings
Here’s how the front-seven defenders measured up.

2020 NFL Combine: standout on-field performances from OL/RB - Buffalo Rumblings
Big men moving fast and fast men playing big.

Billieve: QB Josh Allen’s development part 2 - Buffalo Rumblings
Take a look at where Allen improved and where progress is still needed.

How big of a leap should Buffalo Bills expect Josh Allen to make in 2020? - Buffalo Rumblings
Our second year of predictions looks to set a range for Josh Allen’s year three.

Cody Ford’s 2020 position “absolutely” dictated by offseason additions, says Buffalo Bills’ Sean McDermott - Buffalo Rumblings
Guard or Tackle? We won’t know ‘til the moves are made.