Found April 24, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
PLAYERS: Buddy Nix
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
It’s almost that time again; the 2013 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and there are many excited fans waiting in the wings to find out who their favorite team will take with their first pick. Perhaps no fans are more excited than those of the Buffalo Bills. Sure, they have the 8th overall pick, which is generally a sign that the team had a bad season last year.  But, as stated before and as evidenced by the new coaching staff, there is a renewed sense of hope and optimism all around One Bills Drive... Read more

2013 NFL Mock Draft Rounds 1-3: Ryan Nassib or E.J. Manuel To Buffalo Bills?

With the 2013 NFL Draft just around the corner, it’s time to unveil team-by-team projections for the first three rounds before the three-day festivities kick into swing on April 25.  Here’s part 13 of the series on the Buffalo Bills. Photo Credit: Note: Though the Bills will likely move around some, this series excludes trade scenarios. First Round (No...

Karlos Dansby will reportedly visit the Bills

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby will visit the Buffalo Bills. Former Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby is visiting Buffalo today and Tuesday. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 22, 2013 Buffalo needs to upgrade their linebackers, but I’m not sure they need a veteran like Dansby.  They’d be better off upgrading through the draft.     Need...

The Buffalo Bills should trade down in the draft

Anticipation is thick in the air as the NFL is less than one week from the best day of the year for Buffalo Bills fans: Draft day. Yes, it’s the one day in which the Bills can do things and everyone else has to wait at least a year to say we lost. If you want mock drafts or a prediction of who the Bills will take, I will save you some time and direct you elsewhere on this site... Read more

Bills might pass on Ryan Nassib for Matt Barkley

Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib's value in the 2013 NFL Draft depends on who you ask. Some would say he's the top QB in the draft, others say he's 2nd round and beyond-worthy. The Bills apparently are starting to think the latter, as it's being reported that they're more interested in USC's Matt Barkley. The natural assumption all along has been Nassib to reunite...

Report: Ryan Nassib in play for the Bills at the 8th pick

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is in play for the Buffalo Bills and the 8th overall pick when the draft kicks off on Thursday night. Nassib is definitely in play here, sources said. He played for Bills coach Doug Marrone at Syracuse, and I’m considering him in this group only because of that unique tie to the Bills. Otherwise, his...

Report: Bills seriously targeting Matt Barkley

According to Richard Deitsch of, Peter King is hearing that the Buffalo Bills are seriously targeting USC quarterback Matt Barkley. Buffalo tweeps: @si_peterking says he’s hearing Buffalo is seriously targeting Matt Barkley. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 24, 2013 I wouldn’t be shocked if the Bills use the 8th overall pick on Barkley.  I could see him getting...

No secret: Bills are QB-focused entering NFL draft

Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix has dropped enough hints over the past six months. The message is clear: Nix is keen to select a quarterback in the NFL draft. Nix first mentioned the need to develop a QB in November, when the Bills were bumbling toward their eighth consecutive losing season. Very little has changed, with the team in the midst of another start-from-scratch...

2013 NFL Draft videostat profile: QB Ryan Nassib

Nassib’s stock has gone soaring since ESPN analyst Jon Gruden called him the "best quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft." Nassib was named to Pro Football Weekly's All-American team and was given the starting slot. For the last two seasons, Pro Football Weekly's All-American quarterback was last year's No. 1 NFL Draft selection Andrew Luck. The Positive:...

Report: Tavon Austin is the top player on the Bills’ board

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Tavon Austin is the number one player on the Buffalo Bills board. The No. 1 overall player on the #Bills board? Tavon Austin. So… Would they trade that? Intrigue #NFLDraft — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2013 It will be interesting to see if the Bills take Austin if he’s available when they’re on the clock with the 8th pick...

Tavon Austin reportedly in play for the Bills at the 8th pick

According to, ESPN’s Todd McShay says the Buffalo Bills could end up taking West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin with the 8th overall pick in this year’s draft. ESPN’s Todd McShay suggested on SportsCenterthat West Virginia’s Tavon Austin is in play for the No. 8 overall pick. McShay said Austin is a hot name and he’s “even heard in the last couple...

Bills scout compares WR prospect to Eric Moulds

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt's no secret that the Buffalo Bills are looking for another wide receiver.Buffalo has passed on a number of big and mid-name wideouts since the free agency period began, leading us to believe that the need will be filled this weekend during the draft. (photo: Tennessee Journalist, Flickr)Tom Roth, the Bills' scout for college football's SCC and ACC divisions...

Buffalo Bills embark on ‘Project 17′ in 2013

The Buffalo Bills thought they had the answer with “Project 2”, again with “Project 6”, all problems solved with “Project 9, 10, and 15” but they all failed.  Will “Project 17” be the last? Only in time will we know.  One wouldn’t think a professional football team would have to go through this.  A pyramid of top GM’s, scouts, and coaches, but here they are...

Will the Jets force the Bills to make Nassib the first QB drafted?

The Buffalo Bills appear to really want Ryan Nassib, and that isn’t much of a shock, since their new head coach, Doug Marrone, is Nassib’s old college coach. They may have to make Nassib the first quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, unless some team reaches for Geno Smith prior to them with the eighth pick.It appears that the Bills are concerned that the New York Jets...

Report: Bills Hosting LB Karlos Dansby

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills are hosting free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby Monday and Tuesday in Buffalo. Dansby, 31, was released by the Miami Dolphins back on March 12 in order to create cap room. The Bills made a big move this offseason to help the team offensively by acquiring Kevin Kolb, but have done very little to aid on the defensive side of the...

It’s all a game

Until this evening, after picks have been made and dust has settled, we’ll all share the same knowledge of what Buddy Nix is going to do in the first round of this year’s draft. You, the reader. Myself, the blogger. Tim Graham, the local guy. Peter King, the national guy. Steve Johnson, the player. John Idzik, the opposition’s equal. We’ve all got the same amount of insight...
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