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2016 NFL Draft hub

Potential Bills Targets

Wondering who the Bills will draft in April? Whether it's news about player interest, mock drafts from the media, or predictions from our writing staff, we'll keep you covered with the news to know.

Who the media are mocking to the Bills

Who will be mocked to Buffalo this year? A primer

19 best fits for the Bills, Pre-Combine

Report: Bills like Stanford QB Kevin Hogan

What we know about Buffalo's draft intentions (3/22/2016)

Program pedigree matters to the Bills

Report: Bills "enamored" with Ohio State QB Cardale Jones

Pre-draft visitors

It's fairly well-known that the Bills vet their draft picks by having them visit One Bills Drive. Every first round selection since Buddy Nix first took over in 2010 has made a stop in Buffalo before draft day, and most draft picks either visited Buffalo or had a teammate visit in the same year. With that in mind, there's no better way to guess Buffalo's intentions than to track the reported visitors.

Name Position School Report Confirmed
Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State 3/9/2016 No
Reggie Ragland LB Alabama 3/10/2016 No
Sheldon Rankins
Louisville 3/22/2016 No
Cyrus Jones
CB Alabama 3/23/2016 No
Vernon Butler
DT LA Tech 3/24/2016 No
Su'a Cravens
LB/S USC 3/25/2016 No
Cardale Jones
Ohio State
3/28/2016 No
Darron Lee
Ohio State
3/28/2016 No
Eli Apple
Ohio State
3/30/2016 No
Antonio Morrison LB Florida 3/31/2016 No
Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
4/1/2016 No
Adolphus Washington DT Ohio State
4/1/2016 No
Vonn Bell S Ohio State
4/1/2016 No
Emmanuel Ogbah ER Oklahoma State 4/5/2016 No
Kelvin Fisher Jr. S UTEP
4/6/2016 No
Bronson Kaufusi ER BYU
4/6/2016 No
Jarran Reed DL Alabama 4/11/2016 No
Connor Cook QB Michigan State 4/11/2016 No
Leonard Floyd ER Georgia
4/14/2016 No

Other visits

The Bills have paid special interest to other players through the draft process. Here are some of the key meetings we know about:

  • The Bills had dinner with Memphis QB Paxton Lynch the night before his pro day.
  • They met privately with Stanford QB Kevin Hogan at the Senior Bowl and during the Combine outside the normal interview setting.
  • The team had a private meeting with Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg after his pro day.
  • Buffalo worked in-depth with Maryland ER Yannick Ngakoue at his pro day.
  • The team interviewed literally every Clemson player who attended the Combine.
  • The Bills, having met with Roberto Aguayo at the NFL Combine, are the only team that has been connected with him this far in the draft process.
  • The Bills have also done due diligence on Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, attending pro days and visiting the schools all year.

Two-look Tuesday

Every Tuesday, a Buffalo Rumblings writer teams up with a contributor from the community to take notes on a player in the NFL Draft. Those notes, delivered in a stream of consciousness, give you insight into that player's skills, weaknesses, and the context of their play, without trying to pigeonhole the player into a 200 word scouting report.

Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona

Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State

Kamalei Correa, ER, Boise State

Kyler Fackrell, ER, Utah State

Jeremy Cash, S, Duke

Vernon Butler, DL, LA Tech

Make the call

Every year there are a few potential picks that would decidedly split the fanbase. If you were in charge, would you make them?

Would you draft Paxton Lynch?

Would you draft Laquon Treadwell?

Mock Drafts

Every so often, we'll run our own mock drafts on the site, from a Bills-centric viewpoint. You can find those mock drafts below.

Mock Draft 1.0 - Myles Jack is the pick

Buffalo Rumblings Community Mock Draft

Player Rankings

Wondering who the best players in the draft are? Here is where we keep the player rankings from our resident scout.

Top 100 Overall 1.0 - Pre-Combine

The top tier of players in this year's draft

The second tier of players in this year's draft

The third tier of players in this year's draft

The fourth tier of players in this year's draft

Scouting Reports

Christian Hackenberg scouting report

Cardale Jones scouting report

Dak Prescott scouting report

Paxton Lynch scouting report

Other Draft Notes

26 names to know from the 2016 Senior Bowl

Players with questions to answer at the 2016 NFL Combine

Best fits for five NFL Draft prospects