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Buffalo Bills Links, 4/27: Trying to predict the first round of the NFL Draft

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There’s only one day to go until round one of the NFL Draft takes place Thursday evening in Las Vegas, NV.

Today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links sorts through all the noise to predict what could happen in what is bound to be an uncertain first round of the draft, offering up the latest mock drafts and examining how Buffalo’s draft history under general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott could provide insights into how the team will use its selections this year.


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