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Bills Links, 4/5: Stefon Diggs’s role in the offense

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Lots of talk in today’s links

Get caught up with all of this weekend’s news involving the Buffalo Bills with today’s edition of the links. We continue with mock NFL Drafts, playing the role of Bills general manager Brandon Beane to address the remaining areas of need on the roster. We examine which running backs will be hot commodities in the draft, explore how Buffalo is better suited than most teams to survive the chaos of this unusual offseason, and hear from quarterback Josh Allen on how new weapon Stefon Diggs will improve the offense and why he wanted to give back to a hurting Western New York community during the coronavirus pandemic.


How I would draft for the Bills if I’m Brandon Beane – The Athletic
Using The Draft Network’s simulator, Joe Buscaglia played the part of GM Brandon Beane through seven rounds, making picks and negotiating trades. (Subscription required).

NFL draft preview: Running backs won’t go early, but they’ll go often – The Buffalo News
Even if GMs aren’t making big financial investments in the position, they still recognize its value to an offense.

Inside the Bills: How continuity can help in a most unusual offseason – The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills will enter the 2020 season with the same head coach, offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator for the third straight season.

Bills’ Josh Allen: what Stefon Diggs can do on football field makes him ‘quarterback’s best friend’ - newyorkupstate.com
Diggs set a career-high mark in 2019 with 17.9 yards per catch and recorded second straight 1,000-yard season while with the Minnesota Vikings.

Bills Mailbag: What happens if Stefon Diggs wants a new contract? – The Buffalo News
The Bills Mailbag covers a new Diggs contract, next year’s Bills’ free agents, possible LB additions for this year, and positions for Brandon Beane to address in the NFL Draft.

Bills’ Josh Allen: ‘I understand how big of a year it is’ – The Buffalo News
Allen discusses doing his part to help the Western New York Community during COVID-19, Tom Brady’s departure to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and expectations for 2020.

Diggs ‘super pumped to be part of Bills Mafia,’ says Josh Allen - newyorkupstate.com
The Buffalo Bills QB talked about Diggs’s addition to the offense on Friday.

Josh Allen discusses managing life and career during the Covid-19 pandemic - BuffaloBills.com
Josh Allen talked about how he’s keeping in touch with his teammates in the social-distancing era and why he feels the need to give back to the Western New York community right now.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills quarterback, makes coronavirus donation - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen spent 20 minutes on a Zoom call with reporters discussing how he’s getting ready for the 2020 season.

Beane explains why he took a chance on a trade for Stefon Diggs - BuffaloBills.com
In Diggs, the Bills general manager avoids the uncertainty that comes with drafting a wide receiver and the uncertainty of this year’s offseason program due to COVID-19.

Vikings’ Adam Thielen calls Stefon Diggs’ trade ‘a bummer’ – The Buffalo News
Stefon Diggs and Adan Thielen made up one of the better receiving tandems in the NFL last season.

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane is right. It would be foolish to write off New England Patriots - newyorkupstate.com
Until the Bills take care of the Patriots themselves, no one should write-off New England.

Time is now for throwing competition between Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen and Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes - newyorkupstate.com
With the NBA looking at airing a potential H-O-R-S-E competition, the NFL should look to showcase two of their young QBs.

Trevon Diggs embarks on NFL path paved by brother, father figure Stefon
Trevon Diggs lost his father when he was 10. But his brother Stefon, a receiver for the Bills, has supported him all the way to the NFL.

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Nick & Nolan: route concepts & WR skills - Buffalo Rumblings
How passing offenses are designed to succeed.

2020 NFL Free Agency: Daryl Williams Buffalo Bills’ contract provides salary cap-friendly depth on the right side - Buffalo Rumblings
Fans might have rolled their eyes at another former Carolina Panthers player making his way to Buffalo, but this is a low-risk, high-reward signing.

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Spotlight: Florida State RB Cam Akers - Buffalo Rumblings
Will the Bills consider taking a running back with their top pick?

Mocking The Bills: Trades galore in our latest mock draft - Buffalo Rumblings
WR, OT, RB, and CB all get addressed in the latest mock.

Todd McShay’s latest 2020 NFL Mock Draft has Buffalo Bills taking WR Chase Claypool - Buffalo Rumblings
Despite trading for Stefon Diggs, the team still lacks size at the position.

Transcript: Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane talks 2020 free agency, Stefon Diggs, Coronavirus response - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots to virtually chat about.