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Bills Links, 4/21: Can Brandon Beane find talent with Day 3 picks?

Plus mock drafts galore as the NFL’s virtual draft approaches

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, the Bills don’t have a first-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft, and only have two picks in the top 86 selections. We explore whether general manager Brandon Beane will find good talent with the team’s five day three picks. We continue to run through the latest mock drafts—including taking a look at whether the Bills should draft Alabama CB Trevon Diggs, brother of WR Stefon Diggs—identify potential running backs and linebackers who could be drafted by Buffalo, examine whether Beane will continue his trend of making draft-day trades, and more!


Day 3 draft picks have served dual purpose for Brandon Beane – The Buffalo News
Finding reliable day three picks like linebacker Matt Milano, drafted in the fifth round, are of increased importance. Can Beane land an impact player with his day three picks?

NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills bolster secondary with Kyle Dugger, swing trade for Leonard Fournette in 7-round mock - newyorkupstate.com
Ryan Talbot’s final 2020 NFL mock draft has the Bills addressing needs while taking the best player available in each round.

Notre Dame’s Julian Okwara is popular mock draft choice for Bills – The Buffalo News
So many mock drafts, so little time.

Bills’ first-round pick in NFL draft? Look no further than Stefon Diggs - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Brandon Beane won’t select until No. 54 on Friday, but that’s OK because the Buffalo GM already acquired the immediate-impact receiver he was seeking.

4 reasons Buffalo Bills should draft Alabama CB Trevon Diggs, 2 reasons to pass - newyorkupstate.com
Diggs, once thought to be a first-round pick, has seen his draft stock fall in recent weeks per ESPN’s Mel Kiper.

Playing with Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills would be fun, says Trevon Diggs - newyorkupstate.com
Diggs seems open to the idea of playing with his brother, but also wants to dominate him if they end up on opposing teams.

Will Brandon Beane continue his trend of making draft-day trades? - BuffaloBills.com
Brandon Beane has traded up four times in his two drafts with the Bills. Will the trend continue in 2020?

Buffalo Bills 2020 draft: Running back is a definite area of need - Democrat & Chronicle
The Buffalo Bills have a hole on their depth chart at running back behind Devin Singletary. These six players could help them fill the void.

Three linebackers who could fit the Bills at pick No. 54 | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have a track record of investing a lot in the linebacker position over the past few years.

No first-round pick? That hasn’t always been bad for the Bills – The Buffalo News
The 2020 virtual NFL Draft will mark just the sixth time in franchise history that the Bills haven’t picked in the first round.

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit: Wide receivers, cornerbacks could be ripe in second, third round – The Buffalo News
If there’s going to be a run on players at a certain position in the NFL draft this year, Kirk Herbstreit projects that run to be on players at two positions: WR's and CB's.

Source: Buffalo Bills hold Zoom meeting with Utah RB Zack Moss - newyorkupstate.com
Zack Moss could be on the Bills' radar on day two of the 2020 NFL Draft.

2020 NFL Draft: How to watch, stream, Bills picks and order - Democrat & Chronicle
The NFL Draft will take place virtually, beginning on Thursday night. Find out how to watch and when the Buffalo Bills are picking.

Bills Today | Josh Allen offers video game challenge for charity - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, April 21.

Ranking the NFL's Top 10 Current Team Uniforms | WGR 550 SportsRadio
After a flurry of NFL uniform changes this offseason, Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports breaks down what the top jerseys in the sport are currently.

Bills the betting favorite to land Leonard Fournette | WGR 550 SportsRadio
SportsLine has the Buffalo Bills at +300 to land Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette.

Buffalo Bills named betting favorite to land Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette - newyorkupstate.com
SportsLine released their betting odds on Leonard Fournette's next home and the Bills were at the top of the list.

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Billieve: Buffalo Bills’ ideal draft and projecting picks 54 and 86 - Buffalo Rumblings
We get you ready for the NFL’s first virtual draft!

Circling the Wagons: Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) talks perfect Buffalo Bills 2020 NFL Draft scenario - Buffalo Rumblings
Chris Trapasso from CBS Sports talks Bills and the draft.

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills FaceTime tracker - Buffalo Rumblings
A list of who the Bills have had pre-draft conversations with leading up to the virtual draft.

Buffalo Bills owners Kim & Terry Pegula facing low morale, cost cutting across organizations - Buffalo Rumblings
An excellent article from The Athletic highlights growing concern among folks inside Pegula Sports & Entertainment.