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Bills Links, 4/15: Should Buffalo draft RB Jonathan Taylor?

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Plus mock drafts for pick No. 54 and breaking down new offensive lineman Evan Boehm

In today’s edition of the daily Buffalo Bills links, we explore whether record-breaking Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is a good fit for the Bills in the upcoming NFL Draft. We also explore how the wrestling background (and football skills) of Clemson guard John Simpson makes him an appealing draft choice, remember the life of former Bills quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, dissect how new offensive lineman Evan Boehm fits into a crowded offensive line, and more.


Should Bills fall for production of Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor? – The Buffalo News
Taylor was incredibly productive and became the first Football Bowl Subdivision RB to eclipse 6,000 rushing yards over his first three seasons. But should the Bills draft him?

NFL Draft 2020: ESPN’s Mel Kiper gives Buffalo Bills pass rusher in mock draft 4.0 - newyorkupstate.com
Kiper released his first two-round mock draft on Tuesday. See who the Bills took at No. 54.

NFL Draft 2020: 4 reasons Buffalo Bills should draft Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor, 2 reasons to pass - newyorkupstate.com
Taylor ran for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns, and added 252 yards receiving with five receiving touchdowns for the Badgers in 2019.

Bills Today | NFL Network analysts predict this pair of prospects for Bills - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, April 15.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Bills selecting edge rusher in latest mock draft – The Buffalo News
Julian Okwara from Notre Dame is coming off of a broken fibula suffered in November.

Wrestling background works in Clemson guard John Simpson’s favor – The Buffalo News
John Simpson was a state champion as a high school wrestler. That’s not the only reason Buffalo Bills fans should pay attention to him as a draft prospect, but it certainly helps his chances.

NFL Draft 2020: 10 realistic targets for Buffalo Bills in 5th round - newyorkupstate.com
General manager Brandon Beane has hit on multiple players during day three of the draft. Here are ten players to watch in Round 5.

Joint broadcast of NFL draft tests networks’ technical ability – The Buffalo News
Producers from ESPN and the NFL Network are preparing for a herculean technical challenge next week when they join forces to broadcast the NFL draft.

Bills can begin ‘virtual’ offseason program April 20 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The NFL and the NFLPA have agreed to a modified, virtual offseason program starting Monday, April 20.

Tarvaris Jackson, former Bills quarterback, dies in car crash - Democrat & Chronicle
Tarvaris Jackson had a ten-year NFL career and spent the 2012 season with the Buffalo Bills.

Players, media react to news former Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson dead in car crash - newyorkupstate.com
Jackson played one season for the Bills in 2012 as the team's third-string QB.

Bills agree to terms with former Dolphins OL Evan Boehm – The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills added to their offensive line depth Tuesday by agreeing to terms on a contract with Miami Dolphins free agent Evan Boehm.

4 things to know about new Buffalo Bills OL Evan Boehm - newyorkupstate.com
Boehm announced that he joined the Bills on social media.

Offensive lineman Evan Boehm tweets he’s signed with Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
According to his social media accounts, free agent offensive lineman Evan Boehm has signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills.

5 thoughts and a grade on Buffalo Bills signing OL Evan Boehm - newyorkupstate.com
Boehm could provide extra depth along the Bills' offensive line.

Pro Football Focus: How Stefon Diggs changes Buffalo’s chances of winning the AFC East - BuffaloBills.com
Pro Football Focus projects how the addition of wide receiver Stefon Diggs impacts the Buffalo Bills’ chances of winning the AFC East in 2020.

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook on trade of Stefon Diggs to Bills: ‘That one hurt’ – The Buffalo News
Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs developed a tight bond during their time together with the Minnesota Vikings.

Hall of Famer Jim Kelly: AFC QBs remind me of when I played - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The Buffalo legend says Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson evoke memories of his heyday, which included greats like John Elway and Dan Marino.

WGR-AM to air Bills’ ‘The Comeback Game’ as part of classic games series – The Buffalo News
WGR-AM will air the national radio call of The Comeback Game at 8 p.m. Thursday as the first part of Westwood One's rebroadcast of 11 classic NFL games.

I had a Zoom meting with random Bills fans and it was great | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Sal Capaccio had a Zoom meeting with randomly-chosen Buffalo Bills fans and it was a lot of fun.

Pegula Sports and Entertainment issues furloughs, layoffs | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Pegula Sports and Entertainment have announced a series of organizational changes, including salary reductions, layoffs and furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BBR: Talking Bills Mafia, viral videos, and more with actor Chris Collins - Buffalo Rumblings
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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper’s latest has Buffalo Bills taking Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara - Buffalo Rumblings
With the trade for Stefon Diggs eliminating the team’s biggest need, ESPN turns to the defense.

SB Nation Writers Mock: Buffalo Bills would take Yetur Gross-Matos to improve pass rush - Buffalo Rumblings
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Q&A: NFL Draft trades, Buffalo Bills offense - Buffalo Rumblings
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2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills FaceTime with Louisiana-Lafayette OG/OT Robert Hunt - Buffalo Rumblings
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Pegula Sports Entertainment spares Buffalo Bills employees as multiple Sabres executives fired, furloughed - Buffalo Rumblings
The owners’ vast sports empire took a hit on Monday.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Buffalo Bills agree to terms with offensive lineman Evan Boehm - Buffalo Rumblings
Another offensive lineman to add to the room.

Billieve Podcast: 2020 NFL draft needs, T.J. Yeldon’s role, veteran cut candidates for Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
As always, there’s plenty to unpack on this week’s Billieve.