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Buffalo Bills Links, 4/13: Marv Levy joins exclusive club

Plus, can the Bills solve their edge rusher needs in the NFL Draft?

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we highlight a rare honor for legendary Bills head coach, Marv Levy, who became just the third member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. We review Levy’s storied coaching career, which includes a 123-78 record with eight playoff appearances and four trips to the Super Bowl during his time in Western New York.

After spending their cap dollars on other positions in free agency, we discuss whether the Bills can land a capable edge rusher in the NFL Draft, speculate on whether popular draft crushes like Kyle Pitts and Najee Harris could end up in Buffalo (including how realistic those chances are and how good of a fit they would be with the Bills), size up the state of the offensive tackles available in the draft, take a look at the state of the cornerbacks, explore whether free-agent specialist Cordarrelle Patterson could take over for Andre Roberts in the return game, and more!


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Marv Levy joins exclusive club

Marv Levy inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Levy coached the Montreal Alouettes to two Grey Cup championships during a five-year tenure with the club from 1973 to 1977,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Marv Levy named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 - BuffaloBills.com
The former Bills head coach becomes the third member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

‘NFL 100 Greatest’ Characters, No. 87: Marv Levy - BuffaloBills.com
“‘NFL 100 Greatest’ counts down the top 100 characters in NFL history, and former Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Marv Levy lands at No. 87.”

Can the Bills find a capable edge rusher in the draft?

After mostly passing on edge rusher in free agency, will Bills find one in draft? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“The Buffalo Bills went through free agency without taking any major steps to address their most crying need: Edge rusher,” writes Vic Carucci.

Reacting to Bills fans’ NFL Draft crushes

Your Bills NFL Draft crushes: Is a trade for Kyle Pitts feasible? Is Najee Harris a fit? – The Athletic
Your No. 1 draft crush may be too big of a reach for the Bills at No. 30. But what other players could fit into the offense? (Subscription required).

NFL Draft: Sizing up the offensive tackles

NFL draft preview: Offensive tackle depth could benefit Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“It’s a great year to be looking for a capable offensive tackle in the NFL draft,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Where do the Bills fall among the AFC’s best teams?

Bills Today | Where the Bills rank on the AFC’s hierarchy - BuffaloBills.com
Plus, which two college football standouts are considered “ideal picks” for the Bills?

Odds and ends

Buffalo Bills’ 2021 NFL Draft headquarters: Picks, needs, predictions heading into a high-pressure season – The Athletic
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The study showed that Bills fans will drink regardless of the score.

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“A study is confirming what we all know: ‘Bills Mafia’ likes to party,” writes Alex Reimer.

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“Buffalo Bills fans love their game-day beer and weed, study finds,” writes Marcia Greenwood.