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Bills Links, 4/26: Meet the Bills’ 2020 Draft class!

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The NFL Draft is complete, and here’s your chance to get to know the newest Bills!

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books, with the Buffalo Bills adding seven players to their already competitive roster. In today’s edition of the daily links, we do a thorough dive into the Bills’ draft haul, breaking down the pros and cons of each selection and identifying how they will fit into the team’s plans for 2020 and beyond, including reaction from general manager Brandon Beane, college coaches and college scouts. Check it out!


A.J. Epenesa

A.J. Epenesa was the right guy at the right position for Bills – The Buffalo News
Defense was always the way to go.

Why Iowa assistant predicted Bills would draft A.J. Epenesa – The Buffalo News
It was two months ago, after the NFL Scouting Combine, when Iowa defensive line coach Kelvin Bell first told A.J. Epenesa he’d be drafted by the Buffalo Bills.

Bills’ Sean McDermott to A.J. Epenesa on falling to 2nd round: ‘Remember for the rest of your career’ - newyorkupstate.com
Epenesa, on a call with McDermott, GM Brandon Beane and owner Terry Pegula, responded: “I’ll never forget it.”

Buffalo Bills Draft 2020: How AJ Epenesa’s neighbors gave him ‘Welcome to NFL’ moment - newyorkupstate.com
Epenesa’s neighbors gave him a parade before the draft and celebrated with him after he was selected by the Bills.

7 thoughts and a grade on Buffalo drafting Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa - newyorkupstate.com
Epenesa went at pick No. 16 in ESPN's Mel Kiper's first mock draft in January.

Bills’ A.J. Epenesa will play with ‘even bigger chip on shoulder’ after falling in draft - newyorkupstate.com
Epenesa: "I'm disappointed and those words don't necessarily do it justice. It's time to prove people wrong. It's time to prove what I can do and showcase it. "

Bills take Epenesa with first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills selected defensive end A.J. Epenesa with the 54th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

2020 NFL Draft scouting report: A.J. Epenesa - Buffalo Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Find out more about the strengths and weaknesses of A.J. Epenesa, an edge rusher out of Iowa, who was selected by the Bills in the NFL Draft.

What Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa will bring to the Buffalo Bills – The Athletic
Epenesa’s hallmark is his physicality; he knows his game is based on heavy hands and explosive power. (Subscription required).

Zack Moss

Zack Moss brings much-needed snap, crackle, pop to Bills’ running game – The Buffalo News
Now the Buffalo Bills’ offensive linemen have two running backs who will do a lot to make them look good.

6 thoughts and a grade on Buffalo Bills drafting Utah RB Zack Moss - newyorkupstate.com
Moss, 22, rushed for over 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior for the Utes in 2019.

Will Zack Moss be Bills’ new ‘Beast Mode?’ Rookie says people compare him to Marshawn Lynch - newyorkupstate.com
Moss’s low center of gravity and contact-seeking style have garnered comparisons to Lynch.

Bills select running back Zack Moss in third round of Draft | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills have selected running back Zack Moss with the 86th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Utah.

Gabriel Davis

5 things about Bills fourth-round pick WR Gabriel Davis – The Buffalo News
Here are five things to know about the Central Florida wide receiver.

Retired NFL WR Brandon Marshall explains why new Bills WR Gabriel Davis gave him goosebumps - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills selected Davis with the No. 128 pick in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Buffalo Bills Draft 2020: Gabriel Davis will be a No. 1 WR in NFL (What they’re saying) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills added Gabriel Davis to their WR room in the fourth round of the 2020 draft.

4 things to know about WR Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills’ No. 128 pick - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills addressed the wide receiver position by selecting UCF’s Gabriel Davis in Round 4.

Bills select UCF wide receiver Gabriel Davis in fourth round | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills have selected wide receiver Gabriel Davis in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jake Fromm

Even Jake Fromm was puzzled why Bills selected him, but he gets to prove himself now – The Buffalo News
Fromm thought it was a prank call when Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane called on Saturday.

6 things about Bills fifth-round pick Jake Fromm of Georgia – The Buffalo News
Here are six things to know about the newest addition to the QB room.

Why did the Buffalo Bills pick QB Jake Fromm when they already have Josh Allen? - newyorkupstate.com
Fromm was expected to be a Day 2 pick but combine performance impacted slide.

Buffalo Bills Draft 2020: Jake Fromm will have better NFL career than Justin Herbert (What they’re saying) - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills found their backup quarterback at pick 167.

5 things to know about QB Jake Fromm, Buffalo Bills’ No. 167 pick - newyorkupstate.com
Fromm was viewed as a late day two or early day three pick.

2020 NFL Draft scouting report: Jake Fromm - Buffalo Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, a former five-star recruit whose 78 touchdown passes ranked second in school history, is headed to the Buffalo Bills, arriving as the 167th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Bills take quarterback Jake Fromm in the fifth round | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills select quarterback Jake Fromm with the 167th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Georgia.

What Georgia QB Jake Fromm brings to the Buffalo Bills – The Athletic
There’s a chance that Fromm’s skill set is undervalued in comparison to his intangibles. (Subscription required).

Tyler Bass

5 things about Bills sixth-round pick Tyler Bass of Georgia Southern – The Buffalo News
Get to know Buffalo’s newest kicker!

Buffalo Bills Draft 2020: Tyler Bass has a booming leg (What they’re saying) - newyorkupstate.com
Tyler Bass has more than enough leg strength to connect on 50-plus yard field goals.

3 things to know about K Tyler Bass, Buffalo Bills’ No. 188 pick - newyorkupstate.com
Stephen Hauschka will face some serious competition at the kicker position.

Bills take kicker Tyler Bass with the 188th overall pick | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills selected kicker Tyler Bass with the 188th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Georgia Southern.

Isaiah Hodgins

6 things about Bills sixth-round pick Isaiah Hodgins of Oregon State – The Buffalo News
Here are six things to know about the tall and athletic new wide receiver.

Buffalo Bills Draft 2020: Isaiah Hodgins catches literally everything (What they’re saying) - newyorkupstate.com
Hodgins rarely drops the ball when targeted.

4 things to know about WR Isaiah Hodgins, Buffalo’s No. 207 pick - newyorkupstate.com
Buffalo went back to the wide receiver position at pick 207.

Bills select wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins with 207th pick | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills selected wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins with the 207th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Oregon State.

Dane Jackson

5 things about Bills seventh-round pick Dane Jackson of Pittsburgh – The Buffalo News
Here are five things to know about Buffalo’s newest cornerback.

Buffalo Bills Draft 2020: The Bills got a steal in Dane Jackson (What they’re saying) - newyorkupstate.com
Jackson is a competitive CB who could contend for a role as the team’s nickel cornerback.

3 things to know about CB Dane Jackson, Buffalo Bills’ No. 239 pick - newyorkupstate.com
Jackson may best fit as a nickel CB in Buffalo.

Bills select cornerback Dane Jackson with final pick | WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Bills selected cornerback Dane Jackson with the 239th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Pitt.

General Bills draft thoughts

How each of their draft picks fits the Buffalo Bills | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Sal Capaccio’s analysis of every Bills draft pick and how they fit into the roster.

Buffalo Bills' 2020 NFL draft analysis for every pick - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
With their first pick in 2020, the Bills added Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa at No. 54 overall, and he can be groomed behind veterans such as Mario Addison.

Grading the Bills’ selections on Day 2 of the NFL Draft – The Athletic
The Bills addressed defensive end and running back with their second- and third-round picks Friday night. (Subscription required).

‘I’m looking for football players’: Bills’ Day 2 haul reflects the team strategy – The Athletic
Brandon Beane says he’d rather have a good football player who doesn’t test well than the opposite, and that’s what Epenesa and Moss bring. (Subscription required).

How did the Bills do on Day 3 of the draft? We grade every pick – The Athletic
With five picks on the last day of the draft, the Bills addressed wide receiver, quarterback, kicker and quarterback. (Subscription required).

No Bills trade? Even Brandon Beane was surprised it didn’t happen – The Buffalo News
“I’m always a curveball pitcher; today I just threw fastballs, just to give everybody something a little different,” Beane joked Saturday night when asked about the lack of trades.

Bills begin pursuit of undrafted free agents, here are the latest – The Buffalo News
The pursuit of undrafted free agents figured to be crazier this year than usual. And the news started rolling almost as soon as the NFL Draft was over.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

Grade the 2020 Buffalo Bills draft class! - Buffalo Rumblings
What do you think of the outcome of the weekend?

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills select Iowa pass rusher A.J. Epenesa - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills stand pat at 54 to draft a promising player.

Opinion: A.J. Epenesa is the youth movement Bills needed at edge rusher - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills stood pat and set up the future at edge rusher.

NFL 2020 Draft, college film analysis: A.J. Epenesa - Buffalo Rumblings
We hit the film on the latest Buffalo Bills additions, starting with second-round pick A.J. Epenesa.

NFL Draft: Bills EDGE A.J. Epenesa injury analysis - Buffalo Rumblings
Zero injury concerns.

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills take Utah RB Zack Moss - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills find the Rotor for their Motor.

Opinion: Zack Moss gives the Buffalo Bills a punishing runner - Buffalo Rumblings
Good luck tackling him in the fourth quarter.

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills RB Zack Moss injury analysis - Buffalo Rumblings
Powerful runner, numerous injuries.

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills draft Gabriel Davis, WR from University of Central Florida - Buffalo Rumblings
Add a receiver to the mix!

Opinion: Gabriel Davis gives the Buffalo Bills a new flavor - Buffalo Rumblings
A true go-up-and-get-it receiver.

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills select Jake Fromm, QB from Georgia - Buffalo Rumblings
A highly productive quarterback joins the Bills!

Opinion: Jake Fromm, Buffalo Bills QB: Why not? - Buffalo Rumblings
Fromm is a bargain with a fifth-round pick.

2020 NFL Draft: Bills select K Tyler Bass from Georgia Southern - Buffalo Rumblings
Commence kicker competition!

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills take Oregon State WR Isaiah Hodgins - Buffalo Rumblings
Another one.

Opinion: Isaiah Hodgins is a steal with amazing ball skills for Buffalo - Buffalo Rumblings
Another receiver who brings new traits to Buffalo’s offense.

2020 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills’ final pick is Pittsburgh CB Dane Jackson - Buffalo Rumblings
That’s a wrap, folks!

Buffalo Bills 2020 NFL Draft UDFA tracker - Buffalo Rumblings
Follow along with us here as the Bills look to add quality undrafted free agents.