NFL Draft 2017: What Buffalo Bills' Sean McDermott said about Doug Whaley's status [1:39 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I am absolutely, 110-percent focused on right now what's going on upstairs with the rest of the first round and then the second and third round," McDermott said when asked if there will be changes to the front office. "That's what's in front of us right now. If we were focused on anything else, we would be making a mistake right now. That's where our focus is."'
What Bills coach Sean McDermott said after picking Tre'Davious White (transcript) [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'I really felt like the value that we were looking at - very rarely can you do that when you can cash that into a first round pick in 2018 and then add a third round on top of that.'
NFL Draft 2017: Buffalo Bills' Sean McDermott discusses possibility of trading down [1:37 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"It's been ongoing," coach Sean McDermott said.. "It's exciting. Everything you read about, the fans see that's what's going on right now. We've had a lot of conversations. We are in a good spot, a healthy spot. We're not too high and we're not too low, so we like where we are. There are a lot of people trying to get into where we are, so we feel like we're in a good spot right now."'
NFL Mock Draft 2017: Predicting all 7 Buffalo Bills picks (final version) [1:36 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Marlon Humphrey, cornerback, Alabama.'
NFL Draft 2017: 12 best options for Buffalo Bills' No. 10 pick [1:35 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The options are plentiful. You could make a case for as many as 20 different players to be the No. 10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. We narrowed the list down to 10 ranked in order of the best options for the Bills. We didn't include Myles Garrett, the Texas A&M pass rusher who will likely come off the board No. 1 or shortly thereafter.'
NFL Draft 2017: Buffalo Bills land wide receiver in second round mock draft [1:34 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Runs on offensive linemen, running backs and cornerbacks could start early on Friday. Heading into night two of the draft, here's a look at how the second round could unfold.'
Bills trade back, take corner Tre’Davious White with the No. 27 pick [1:33 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'When White plays for the Bills, it’ll be the first time he plays for a team outside of the state of Louisiana as well, as White is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana.'
Here's why the Bills got the best value for the No. 10 pick [1:32 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'For trade to be so profitable, the Bills had to have the first round fall almost exactly the way it did. Multiple offensive players, who were not mocked in the first nine picks, went there.'
Buffalo Bills 2017 NFL Draft report card: Bills add Tre'Davious White, more picks [1:31 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Final thoughts: The Bills made the right move by trading down. That helps them this year and next. Yes, they still have to pick good players. But it gives them a chance to add depth through the draft. The best teams in the league tend to build through the draft. That's what the Bills need to do. '
'It's just been surreal': Tre'Davious White, to the Bills at No. 27, gives Tiger [1:30 AM]
Baton Rouge Advocate reports: '"It’s just been a surreal moment these last 30 minutes," White said during a post-draft news conference. "I’m going to soak it all in and get up to Buffalo tomorrow and meet my coaching staff and then once I get back to Baton Rouge, I’ve got a lot of things to think about, a lot of things to do."'
LSU CB Tre'Davious White drafted by Buffalo Bills No. 27 overall at NFL Draft [1:29 AM]
New Orleans Times Picayune reports: 'White, a 5-foot-11, 192-pound Shreveport native, was valued for his experience after starting 47 games in four seasons at LSU. He returned for his senior season and finished with 167 tackles, six interceptions and 39 passes defended. He scored three TDs on punt returns and another on an interception return.'
Bills add picks and character in selecting LSU DB White [1:28 AM]
AP reports: 'And the Bills had such confidence in the 22-year-old White that they took the calculated risk of passing up a shot to select Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore with the 10th pick and instead move down 17 spots in making a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. In exchange, Buffalo acquired the Chiefs' third-round pick, 91st overall, and their first-round pick next year.'
Bills get a B+ for selecting Tre'Davious White No. 27 [1:27 AM]
CBS Sports reports: 'The Bills were really hurting at the cornerback position after losing Stephon Gilmore and Nickell Robey-Coleman, but this goes a long way to fixing that need. White isn't a big cornerback (5-foot-11, 190 pounds), but what he lacks in size he more than makes up for with elite feet and loose hips. He has the type of lockdown potential to take away an opponent's No. 1 receiver. If there's a knock against him, it's that he's not much of a tackler and can disappear in run support.'
Bills take cornerback White with 27th pick [1:26 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'With the 27th overall pick, the Bills select Tre'Davious White out of LSU. White, 22, is smaller in stature at 5' 11" and 191-pounds, but put up some productive numbers with the Tigers. In his four years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, White registered 167 combined tackles with eleven of them for a loss. White also put up 1.5 sacks while coming up with six interceptions, one touchdown, and 34 passes defended.'
Bills pass on plenty of talent to make big trade [1:25 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The biggest knock on White in college was his lack of physicality. Some scouts said he didn’t stick his nose in as a tackler as often or hard as he could have. Interesting given McDermott said at the NFL owner’s meetings in March that his defense would be built around cornerbacks who can tackle. Bills fans remember Stephon Gilmore dodging tackles all-too-well on his way to a big pay day with the Patriots.'
10 things I think about the NFL Draft [1:24 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Patrick Mahomes could flame out and never be a starting caliber quarterback in the NFL. But of all the QBs in this class, he has the best chance to be great. He’s the ultimate high boom-high bust potential QB.'
Bills draft LSU corner Tre'Davious White 27th overall [1:23 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'When asked on Twitter most fans approved of the move by the Bills while those who didn’t cited a need to “win now” and get an “impact player at 10” to help the franchise snap a 17-year postseason drought.'
Bills add experienced, principled cover man in White [1:22 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“I really felt good about the pick of Tre’Davious White,” said McDermott. “A solid person, solid football player. A guy we had on our board. We felt like if we could get him he’d be a good pick for us.”'
5 things to know about CB Tre'Davious White [1:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'In White’s senior season he was the most difficult cornerback to pass against. According to ProFootballFocus he allowed only 41.7 percent of his targets to be completed and he led the nation with a 90.5 overall grade.'
Bills trade back to 27 in deal with Chiefs [1:20 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Trade talks commenced with the Chiefs and other clubs right after the free agent market began to thin out according to McDermott. Kansas City GM John Dorsey and Bills GM Doug Whaley remained in constant contact throughout the week leading up to the draft Thursday night to ensure they remained on the same page.'
Teams conducting healthy dialogue with Bills about 10th pick [1:19 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“It’s been ongoing,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “It’s exciting. Everything you read about, the fans see that’s what’s going on right now. We’ve had a lot of conversations. We are in a good spot, a healthy spot. We’re not too high and we’re not too low, so we like where we are. There are a lot of people trying to get into where we are, so we feel like we’re in a good spot right now.”'
Bills Today: Thurman Thomas to announce Bills 2nd round pick [1:18 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Another former Bills player will also be announcing the team’s third-round selection. Former safety Bryan Scott will step to the lectern to reveal Buffalo’s third-round pick Friday night.'
It’s a different Bills dynamic on draft day [3:03 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'McDermott has become the Bills’ “One Voice,” but since he hasn’t coached a game and is learning about this year’s college talent on the fly, his comments were restricted to vague generalities.'
Receiver vs. cornerback should give Bills plenty to debate with top pick [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"And if you have two players at positions of need, who's the best player?" former Bills general manager, Hall-of-Famer, and current ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian said. "And if everything is plus-plus and it's a tie, then who's the most likely to succeed. But I don't think at 10 you get there. At 10, even in this draft, where there's a lot of ifs, that's a guy most likely to succeed."'
Report: Bills scouts expecting changes after the draft [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We are all getting fired next week," an anonymous Bills scout was quoted as saying in the PFT report.'
How much sense does QB make for Bills in first round? [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They could also wait until the middle rounds, although Gabriel doesn't think that would be wise.'
John Vogl's Power Take: Pegula developed a knack for building Buffalo [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Pegula has been the catalyst for a $635 million investment in Canalside. That includes Wednesday’s announcement of a Labatt restaurant and brewery in a Pegula-owned building across from KeyBank Center.'
Tim Graham's Power Take: Bills scouting department overdue for overhaul [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Retaining Whaley and his scouts, many of whom pre-date predecessor Buddy Nix, will help the Bills get through the draft, which runs through Saturday. Then it will be time for McDermott to install evaluators he trusts.'
Jay Skurski's final mock draft: Bills accomplish one of their goals [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'v13. Buffalo Bills (from Arizona). Mike Williams, WR, Clemson. With three quarterbacks gone – as well as Howard – the Bills stay true to their love of the ACC by taking Williams, who immediately takes over as the No. 2 receiver and provides some insurance in case Sammy Watkins isn’t able to stay healthy.'
NFL Draft preview: New coaches usually get their way [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“This is absolutely a team effort,” he said. “One hundred percent a team effort. Doug and I have had great meetings. He's keeping me abreast as to the situation, as far as evaluating the players. He and his staff line things up for us in a nice way so we can have productive, healthy meetings, so we can come up with the right players for this organization moving forward.”'
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