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  1. Mayfield had a good game, we couldn't tackle Chubb. But our FG kicker blew it when he missed that chip shot right before the half. The highlights only show a couple runs by Singletary. We should have won the game, though.
  2. He said, "Fellas, thank you for urinalysis." They're branching out due to the coronavirus.
  3. I just sat there and ate a bunch of food...forgot what I was doing.
  4. He mentioned that in 2018 Zach led the nation in total yards from scrimmage. That's pretty impressive, right?
  5. I was driving around doing DoorDash last night, listening to ESPN radio, when the Utah coach came on for an interview. They had 7 guys drafted. When asked about Zach Moss, he said he thought he was the best running back in the draft (of course he would say that). He said he can do everything. Run inside, outside, pass block, catch passes, and he's just a great player. He said he thought he would be a very productive NFL player for the Buffalo Bills. Solid, Pete. Probably not worth its own thread.
  6. I am impressed by his pre-snap reads. He studies the defense during the week, and is prepared for whatever look is in front of him. It seems that many backs just run to the hole, but he helps create it.
  7. I am good with this pick. He is a leader and is intelligent. Solid pick.
  8. I don't know that many people were familiar with a wideout from Kutztown State when he was picked in the 4th a few years ago. Yet he ended up in the HOF.
  9. This could have a huge impact on the draft. I think it's good to find out today rather than after the draft. At least Beane knows the market has blown up. We may end up drafting a guy and grooming him, and trading Dawkins next year. Hell, we went through this with Jason Peters, but he pretty much forced our hands. We signed him after the draft, developed him, and he moved on. Dawkins seems like a good dude, though. I think he likes being on our team. Perhaps the rest of the league will recognize the Tunsil deal as an insane aberration.
  10. I ran a search before starting this. Nothing showed. Yet I am sure I am duplicating something. Anyway, I found myself on the Draft Simulator, and had some fun. If you haven't been there, google it and run your own draft. You can pony up some bucks and do trades, but I just went with the flow,. I've run through it 5 times over 3 days. Here are the results and number of times if they are repeat picks: Second Round #54 Jonathan Taylor (3) Trevon Diggs Arnette, CB Ohio Sate Third Round #86 D Taylor Edge Rusher Tennessee Anae, Utah Edge Rusher (2) Bartch, OT St. Johns Kyle Duggar, Lenoir-Rhyne Fourth Round #128 Alton Robinson (2) Gandy-Golden, WR Liberty Ojemudia, DB Iowa Pittman WR USC Fifth Round #167 Okwuegbunam, TE Missouri (3). I picked him because I think he's gonna be a star. Josh Kelly Cephus, WR Wisconsin Sixth Round #188 Carter, S, Miami Herrion, OT Michigan Alex Taylor, OT South Carolina State Gandy-Golden WR Liberty Trajan Bandy CB Miami Sixth Round #207 Hill, CB Michigan Barry, CB Nebraska Muse, S Clemson Alex Taylor OT South Carolina State Lynn Bowden WR Kentucky Seventh Round 239 Blankenship K Georgia (5) I think he can be a great asset to the team. He's always available on this simulator, but I get the feeling he'll go earlier. Kickers are pretty important. So there you have it. Another restless Bills fan doing something besides watching Tiger King.
  11. Yeah. He was a great OL for Mizzou. He plowed through lots of people. I think he's got a good chance here. I like it.
  12. Yeah, have some fun and watch his highlights on youtube. He can be scary. Fast as hell. Round 4 or 5.
  13. I watched a video of this kid from Appalachian State. Holy moly. 8. DARRYNTON EVANS | Appalachian St. 5103 | 203 lbs. | rJR. Oak Hill, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach) 7/9/1998 (age 21.79) #3 BACKGROUND: Darrynton (DARE-un-ton) Evans grew up in the small town of Oak Hill and attended New Smyrna Beach High School, which is located on the Atlantic coast just outside of Orlando. He earned his first varsity start as a safety on defense, replacing an injured Cole Holcomb (2019 fifth-round pick). Evans emerged as an offensive weapon as a junior, rushing for nearly 700 yards and 16 touchdowns before a broken thumb sidelined him for the rest of the season. An ankle injury plagued him as a senior, finishing with 940 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in just seven games in 2015. Evans also excelled in track, setting personal-bests as a senior in the 100 meters (10.74) and long jump (21’8.5”). A two-star safety recruit out of high school, Evans ranked as the No. 282 safety in the country and the No. 525 recruit in the state of Florida. His injury-plagued junior and senior years was reflected in his recruiting as he didn’t receive an offer from a Power 5 program. Evans committed to Appalachian State (as a running back and slot receiver) over USF and several MAC schools. His father, Darryl, played college baseball at Bethune-Cookman. Evans elected to skip his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. YEAR (GP/GS) CAR YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG TD NOTES 2016: (12/0) 48 217 2017: Redshirted due to injury 4.5 0 6 34 5.7 0 87 7.3 1 198 9.4 5 319 8.2 6 KR TD First team All-Sun Belt; Took over as the starter after Jalin Moore’s injury; KR TD Sun Belt Offensive POY; First team All-Sun Belt (RB); Second team All-Sun Belt (KR); KR TD 2018: (13/8) 179 2019: (14/14) 255 Total: (39/22) 482 1,187 6.6 1,480 5.8 2,884 6.0 7 12 18 21 25 39 HT WT ARM HAND WING 40-YD 20-YD 10-YD VJ BJ SS 3C BP COMBINE 5103 203 31 5/8 09 1/4 76 5/8 4.41 2.60 1.58 37 10’05” - - 20 (no shuttle or 3cond – choice) PRO DAY N/A (Pro Day canceled) STRENGTHS: Quick out of the chute, hitting holes with speed...quick eyes to locate the crease or cutback lane...astute understanding of run angles and the geometry of the position...plays fast, but also mixes in patience to allow blocks to develop...stays balanced through traffic, absorbing and running through contact...also lined up at slot receiver in his career and catches the ball cleanly...averaged 25.7 yards per kick return with three touchdown returns (56/1,439/3)...touched the ball 467 times on offense the last two seasons with zero fumbles (fumbled once as a freshman). WEAKNESSES: Doesn’t boast an ideal body type or build for NFL work...below-average run strength and needs to attack with more physicality behind his pads...won’t be mistaken for a pounding runner...speeds toward space, but needs to better identify his key blocks...more of a straight-ahead runner and needs to be more creative in tight quarters...caught the ball when targeted, but didn’t have a high volume of targets in App State’s run-heavy scheme...his lack of lower body sand and core strength might limit his pass pro duties vs. NFL rushers...missed the 2017 season due to injury. SUMMARY: A two-year starter at Appalachian State, Evans was the featured runner in former head coach Eli Drinkwitz’s zone-heavy run scheme. Over his first two seasons, he returned kicks and bounced between running back and slot receiver on the depth chart before becoming the top running back midway through the 2018 season when Jalin Moore went down with an injury. Evans is a speedy, elusive runner who feels openings and makes quick decisions to force missed tackles. While competitive as a runner, he isn’t powerful and won’t be a high-volume yards-after-contact runner vs. NFL defenses. Overall, Evans might be limited by his lack of size and physicality, but he is a chug-to-daylight runner with excellent peripheral vision, projecting as a versatile complimentary back with kick return value. If you subscribe to The Athletic, they have a breakdown of pretty much everybody in the draft plus a ton more. 12. AJ DILLON | Boston College 6003 | 247 lbs. | JR. New London, Conn. (Lawrence) 5/2/1998 (age 21.98) #2 BACKGROUND: Algiers Jameal “AJ” Dillon, who was born in Baltimore and grew up with football as his focus in New London, started his prep career at Marine Science Magnet High School, where his mother, Jessyca Campbell, was the dean of students. He then enrolled and reclassified as a freshman at Lawrence Academy (Mass.), where he was coached by Paul Zukauskas, a seventh-round draft pick in 2001 who played five years in the NFL. After rushing for 1,368 yards as a sophomore, Dillon posted 1,887 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns (a 10.9 yards-per-carry average), leading the program to the 2015 League and Wayne Sanborn titles. He rushed for 635 yards and 12 total touchdowns the first four games as a senior before a broken leg (while playing linebacker) ended his 2016 season. A three-star running back recruit out of high school, Dillon was considered the No. 25-ranked running back (one spot behind Chuba Hubbard and Jonathan Taylor) and the top-ranked player from Massachusetts. He originally committed to Michigan as a junior, but was turned off by the Wolverines' continued pursuit of other backs (like five-star recruit Najee Harris). After his senior year, Dillon flipped to Boston College, which offered him the chance to stay closer to home. His grandfather Thom Gatewood is a College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver at Notre Dame, who was drafted in the fifth round (No. 107 overall) in the 1972 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Dillon elected to skip his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. YEAR (GP/GS) CAR YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG TD NOTES 2017: (13/4) 300 2018: (10/10) 227 2019: (12/12) 318 Total: (35/26) 845 1,589 5.3 14 1,108 4.9 10 1,685 5.3 14 4,382 5.2 38 0 0 8 41 13 195 21 236 0.0 0 5.1 1 15.0 1 11.2 2 ACC Rookie of the Year; First team All-ACC (first ACC freshman first team RB since 2002) First team All-ACC; Led team in rushing First team All-ACC; Led ACC in rushing [23] HT WT ARM HAND WING 40-YD 20-YD 10-YD VJ BJ SS 3C BP COMBINE 6003 247 31 5/8 09 5/8 77 5/8 4.53 2.68 1.64 41 10’11” - 7.19 23 (no shuttle – choice) PRO DAY N/A (Pro Day canceled) STRENGTHS: Brawny physique with thick legs, knotted calves and strong trunk (and very little fat)...runs as physical as he looks with the core strength to fight through tackle attempts...good vision at the line of scrimmage to locate his blocks and clear the first wave...accelerates through the hole with better speed than expected for a back that size...stays square to the line of scrimmage...limited sample size as a pass catcher, but showed solid hands to be a serviceable screen target...tough-minded as a blocker, both in pass protection and as a lead blocker...durable and built to handle the load...elite production, leaving as Boston College’s all-time leading rusher. WEAKNESSES: Runs tall into contact with inconsistent pad level, allowing defenders to strike low and drive him backwards...bad habit of stopping his feet in the backfield...his cuts lack control, struggling to avoid his own blockers...slowed too easily by contact...takes a moment to get going after his momentum is stopped...sets up his first move, but doesn’t have the wiggle or vision to create at the second or third levels...physical enough to get the job done in pass pro when he can stay square, but quick blitzers will get around him...only 21 career catches in college...fumbled eight times over his career...missed two games as a sophomore with a left ankle sprain (October 2018); fractured the fibula in his right leg (October 2016), ending his senior year in high school. SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Boston College, Dillon was the lead back in former offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian’s pro-style scheme. He led the ACC in rushing as a junior and needed only 31 games to become the program’s all-time leading rusher in yards and touchdowns, finishing his career fourth in the ACC in rushing yards. Built like a brick house, Dillon has some freaky elements to his game with his combination of size, strength and straight-line speed, allowing him to run physical through contact. However, he has heavy feet in his redirect, struggling to string together moves and cleanly navigate through traffic. Overall, Dillon’s inconsistent pad level, creativity and third-down skills are concerns, but he is an athletic workhorse and chore to finish to the ground, projecting as a one-cut NFL power back. GRADE: 4th-5th Round
  14. Let's give credit to the Bills for finding Tre at #28 and coaching him to this point. I love the guy. He's got the Buffalo spirit within him. He's staying. Can't wait to see Gilmore make light work out of picking up his jock when Diggs runs circles around him this fall.
  15. There was one released this week that had 3 Bills taken in the first....White, Dawkins, and our fabulous Matt Milano. However, we did sort of whiff on two players who now are with the Raiders. Zay Jones in the 2nd and Nate Peterman in the 4th. Great draft, overall. Right? By the way, I nearly gave this its own topic today, but searched and found this from February. OK?
  16. They're pretty good at misdirection. They target guys they really want. They get them.....two years ago it was Josh Allen and Edmunds. Last year it was Ed Oliver, and I bet they were poised to move up if necessary. They also wanted Cody Ford, and they got him. Same with Dawson Knox and Singletary. Before the draft I knew about Singletary and Oliver, and had seen Ford's name. I had never heard of Knox, and I'm glad they got him. This year, I think they have a target for "late first/early second," and will be ready to bust a move unless the cost is just too high. In the 3rd, they'll have a guy they want and use an extra pick to get that guy. This will go on through the 4th. After that, unless somebody they target is still on the board, it's a crap shoot. I don't think they'll be revealing who they want. Having a chat with Mims could be a decoy, who knows? Dude talked to 5 teams. The guy that seems very intriguing is Duggar. What is their single biggest need? What do they perceive as their single biggest need?
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