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Bills Links, 4/13: Why Bills fans should be optimistic heading into NFL Draft

Plus Buffalo takes a RB at No. 54 and a Division III center climbing the draft boards.

There’s plenty to unpack in today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links. With the virtual NFL Draft fast approaching, we examine which direction general manager Brandon Beane could go with pick No. 54, and give fans reasons for optimism (and one reason to be concerned) about the team heading into the draft. We also profile a center from a Division III school who is climbing the draft boards, explore how the Bills are staying mentally sharp and in great physical shape during COVID-19, and much more!

5 reasons to be encouraged, 1 reason to worry about Buffalo Bills heading into 2020 NFL Draft -
The Bills have few glaring weaknesses heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.

Seven-round mock draft: Bills add dynamic running mate for Devin Singletary – The Buffalo News
The focus for this year’s draft is to find players who can fill reserve roles in 2020, with the potential to turn into starters in future seasons.

Position switch helps Ben Bartch land on NFL draft boards – The Buffalo News
Why the center from Division III St. John’s (Minn.). could get a long look from the Bills during the NFL draft.

Beane supports the idea of a 10-round NFL Draft | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Bills general manager Brandon Beane discussed a potential solution to, yet, another obstacle with a virtual NFL Draft.

NFL Draft 2020: Stefon Diggs’ brother, Trevon Diggs, could fall into Buffalo Bills’ lap on day two (report) -
Diggs’s stock has fallen a bit according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.

NFL draft preview: Quarterbacks will go high for teams that need them – The Buffalo News
“We all know that position usually gets pushed up,” Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporters at the NFL scouting combine.

NFL Draft 2020: Buffalo Bills showing ‘legitimate interest’ in FIU QB James Morgan -
Morgan could compete for the Bills’ backup job.

Bills Mailbag: Could Jadeveon Clowney be an option if his price tag comes down? – The Buffalo News
Adding Jadeveon Clowney, competition for Stephen Hauschka, how the Pegulas have handled COVID-19 and other topics are discussed.

Bills players turn to trainers to keep bodies, minds right in pandemic – The Buffalo News
The upheaval and uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has trainers and coaches scrambling to figure out how to best meet the needs of elite athletes.

Bills’ Reid Ferguson contributes to food donation for Children’s Hospital staff – The Buffalo News
Oishei Children’s Hospital has long held a prominent spot in the thoughts of Buffalo Bills long snapper Reid Ferguson.

Bills Today | Stefon Diggs: “I think it’s a team that’s ready to be great.” -
Hear what the newest weapon for Buffalo’s offense thinks about joining a Bills team that’s in win-now mode.

Diggs is excited to join the Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
New Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs made his first public comments about joining the organization on Friday with a column he wrote at The Players’ Tribune.

Why Stefon Diggs is most excited about playing with Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen -
Allen’s moxie stood out in a 2018 match-up between the Bills and Minnesota Vikings.

Bills’ Stefon Diggs, Josh Allen on what Diggs’ arrival means for John Brown, Cole Beasley -
Brown posted career bests in yards (1,060) and receptions (72). Beasley’s six touchdowns were the most he’s posted in eight NFL seasons.

NFL power rankings 2020: Buffalo Bills land in top 10 - Democrat & Chronicle
Good news and bad news from Sports Illustrated's latest power rankings.

Bills’ Tre’Davious White, LeSean McCoy recall infamous Vontae Davis quitting story; rip former CB -
Davis became infamous when he quit at halftime of the Bills' second regular season game in 2018.

Milt’s Memories: The day Fergy and the Bills frustrated Marino the first time – The Buffalo News
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame member Milt Northrop shares memories from Buffalo's thrilling OT win over the Miami Dolphins that snapped a 14-game losing streak vs. Miami.

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2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills FaceTime with Appalachian State RB Darrynton Evans - Buffalo Rumblings
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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Spotlight: Utah RB Zack Moss - Buffalo Rumblings
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Don’t underestimate importance of veteran presence for Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen, says Eric Wood - Buffalo Rumblings
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