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Report: Bills, Lions may be looking to trade down in draft

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday, and one of the most fun aspects of it has to do with the trades. Which teams are looking to move up or down, and for whom? NFL Network host Peter Schrager shared his 10 nuggets ahead of the draft. One item is that the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions may be looking to trade out of the top 10. The Lions drafted at pick No. 8 and the Bills follow them at No. 9. Interestingly, those are two of the spots Larry Brown Sports writer...

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Dan Lavoie

Andre Dillard would be a fitting left tackle, if the Bills can make room

Even in a crowded positional group, Dillard could earn a starting role on Buffalo’s roster.

Andre Dillard may not have been the first name on everyone’s minds when offensive tackle rankings were compiled back in January, but the senior’s had a great couple of months, and is now all but locked into the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Coming out of pass-happy Washington State, how does this left tackle stack up with Buffalo’s team prototype? Let’s evaluate.

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In recent...

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Dan Lavoie

Quinnen Williams is an ideal fit for the Bills’ defensive scheme

A talented player and an outstanding match for Sean McDermott.

Quinnen Williams might be the best prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft, but due to positional needs he’s no lock for the top pick. There’s a chance he could slide down the draft to the point where the Buffalo Bills might entertain the thought of trading up for him. How would he fit the team, if they did land him? Let’s walk through what Williams could bring to Buffalo.

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During his last two years with the Carolina...

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John Boccacino

What time will the Buffalo Bills be on the clock Thursday?

The Bills hold the No. 9 overall pick in the first round. Here’s the estimated time.

We all know that—barring a trade—the Buffalo Bills hold the No. 9 overall selection Thursday night as the NFL Draft kicks off at 8 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee.

Fans ready to put all the draft speculation and rumors to bed will be anxious for Buffalo to make its first of ten picks on Thursday. But when are the Bills expected to pick? Here’s our best guess.

In the first round, picks can take up to...

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John Boccacino

Two teams with ties to Bills rumored to be interested in trade up, per report

The Bills might be ready to trade.

The Buffalo Bills hold the No. 9 pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, which starts at 8 p.m. Eastern Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn.

While there are many directions general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott could go with the first of the team’s 10 draft picks, there are two franchises with strong ties to the Bills that have been rumored to be interested in trading up in the first round.

In a story written by Albert Breer of...

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Dylan Zadonowicz

Potential Buffalo Bills’ target: draft analysts’ take on OG/OT Cody Ford

If the Bills trade back a few spots, Ford would be a nice addition to the offensive line

The Buffalo Bills are in a position where they don't have any glaring needs. On the offensive line, Cody Ford would have a chance to develop his game while potentially starting at guard or tackle for the Bills. Ford isn't a plug-and-play player who you don't have to worry about, but he is good enough to start right away and with some help could be a long-term starter.

Joe Marino of The Draft Network and...

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grif

Quinnen Williams scouting report: personal history, background

Quickness and technique in a single package

It’s down to the wire for the Buffalo Bills, with the 2019 NFL Draft only a couple days away. As we approach the big night, we take a look at the background of former Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, one of the best prospects in the draft and a likely top-five pick.

One of the best players in the state of Alabama and a four-star recruit, Williams decided on Alabama after entertaining offers from Auburn and Ole Miss. Amazingly, he saw...

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Skarekrow

Predicting the draft using Buffalo Bills pre-draft activity

We take a crack at predicting the Buffalo Bills’ draft using an analytics based approach

As (arguably) the Buffalo Rumblings contributor with the least amount of attention paid to college football and draft prospects, I’m often a bit out of my element this time of year. On the other hand, psychology and analytics are right up my alley.

While NFL front offices have vast resources at their disposal, none of them can change time. The intense pressure of getting it right come draft time...

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Matt Warren

Q&A: Predicting the Buffalo Bills’ 2019 NFL Draft picks

Our last look at the 2019 NFL Draft!

On this week’s episode, it’s our final look at the 2019 NFL Draft before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium. We look at first round targets, position groups we think the Buffalo Bills will target, analyze some players that could be traded to gain more draft capital and much, much more.

Listen below now and subscribe. Following each day of the 2019 NFL Draft, Anthony Marino will bring you a recap of the news, picks, trades, and...

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grif

Andre Dillard scouting report: personal history, background

An experienced tackle with family history at the position

Only a few days remain until the 2019 NFL Draft begins. As we approach the big night, we take a look at another prospect whom the Buffalo Bills may be targeting by reviewing the background of former Washington State pass protector Andre Dillard, an offensive tackle expected to be taken within the draft’s first round.

Bloodlines are important for prospects, and in Andre’s case, his father was also an offensive lineman for the...

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Dan Lavoie

Andre Dillard film analysis: An athletic, natural left tackle

This Cougar is another first round tackle prospect.

The Buffalo Bills have been connected with probably a dozen potential targets for their first round selection, but one dark horse candidate is Washington State’s Andre Dillard. The collegiate left tackle either held a private workout or a pre-draft visit with the Bills, so they definitely have interest in him. But as a slightly undersized athlete from a high octane spread offense, he probably wasn’t the first name to come to mind. Could...

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Dan Lavoie

College bloggers have rave reviews for Alabama’s Quinnen Williams

He’s a top-five prospect for a reason.

Arguably the best prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft is Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. Displaying an incredible combination of speed, strength, and technique, Williams dominated the line of scrimmage in helping the Crimson Tide to another CFP National Championship Game appearance. We think we knew the answer to the question, but we wanted to find out how Alabama fans felt about their future top-ten pick. So we checked in with SB Nation’s...

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Dan Lavoie

Quinnen Williams film analysis: The best defensive lineman in the draft

If the Bills intend to trade up, Q should be their target.

We’ve spent a few weeks breaking down the potential picks for the Buffalo Bills at ninth overall, but what if the Bills are interested in reaching higher for their first-round pick? One player in this draft class seemingly fits the measurement thresholds, production, and traits that are exactly what this defensive unit is missing. How does he hold up under the microscope? Today in the film room, let’s look at Quinnen...

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Skarekrow

Scouting Report: WR A.J. Brown a potential target for Buffalo Bills in 2019 NFL Draft

What’s everyone saying about former Ole Miss Rebel receiver A.J. Brown?

You might have heard that the 2019 NFL Draft is coming up and that the Buffalo Bills might get to pick a player or two. This offseason has turning up mostly offense as the Bills look to support the quarterback of the future, Josh Allen. Long term weapons to pair with Allen could be in the works and that could include former Ole Miss Rebel wide receiver A.J. Brown.

A.J. Brown declared for the draft after his junior...

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John Boccacino

Buffalo Bills not in the running for DE Frank Clark trade with Seattle Seahawks, per reports

Buffalo could use help at edge rusher, but the team will not be trading for Clark.

It’s no secret the Buffalo Bills could use an edge rusher, coming off a season where they ranked 26th in sacks. But in the days leading up to the annual NFL Draft, it doesn’t appear Buffalo will be making a move to acquire dynamic defensive end Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks.

The Bills were rumored to be interested in Clark back in March, when Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer mentioned Buffalo as a...

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Dan Lavoie

Florida Gators bloggers discuss OT Jawaan Taylor

Taylor played well in Florida, and the coaches expected him to turn pro.

The NFL Draft is only a few days away, and we’re getting close to wrapping up our in-depth investigation of the draft’s top rookie prospects. One of those prospects is Florida Gators tackle Jawaan Taylor, whom some have anointed the best offensive lineman in the draft. What did his local fan base think about his career with the Gators? Here’s what Andy Hutchins, who writes for our Gators blog Alligator Army, had...

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Dylan Zadonowicz

NFL Draft analysts take on OT Jawaan Taylor

Taylor is a top-10 player in this draft and would start immediately on the offensive line

Over the free agency period, the Buffalo Bills added a starting caliber tackle in Ty Nsekhe, but at 33-years old, the Bills still don't have a long term answer at right tackle. Jawaan Taylor is one of the best players in this draft and is in a close race for best tackle prospect with Jonah Williams. The Bills would be getting a player that could be an anchor of the offensive line for years to come.

Joe...

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Dan Lavoie

Jawaan Taylor could be the dominant blocker the Bills need on their offensive line

How would Jawaan Taylor fit with Buffalo?

When the Buffalo Bills began their offseason, no area of the team was a larger need than offensive line. Since that time, the group has been completely overhauled, but many of those players are signed to short-term prove-it contracts. There’s still room for a highly talented player to come into the room and establish himself as a long-term starter.

At offensive tackle in particular, Dion Dawkins is entering the third season of his four-year rookie...

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Dan Lavoie

Cody Ford fits Buffalo Bills offensive line measurables, but where do they see him?

He stacks up to the Bills’ offensive linemen.

Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Cody Ford has been in a bit of an awkward position during preparations for the 2019 NFL Draft. He played guard and tackle in college and his measureables seem to fit him in at guard in the NFL, but where do teams see him?

How would Ford fit in on the Buffalo Bills and could he be the tackle they need to solidify their unit?

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When Sean McDermott first started coaching the Bills and he brought along...

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Matt Warren

All the Bills’ trade options with number 9 overall

Buffalo could trade up or down in the 2019 NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills don’t need to stay at number nine overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. General manager Brandon Beane said as much earlier this offseason in response to trading down. But Beane has also shown a propensity to be aggressive.

Very aggressive.

In 2018, during his first Draft as general manager, Beane traded up three times in the first round:

Moved from 21 to 12 by trading left tackle Cordy Glenn ahead of the draft Moved from 12...

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