There’s only one day to go until round one of the NFL Draft takes place Thursday evening in Las Vegas, NV.
Today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills links sorts through all the noise to predict what could happen in what is bound to be an uncertain first round of the draft, offering up the latest mock drafts and examining how Buffalo’s draft history under general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott could provide insights into how the team will use its selections this year.
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Additional Bills news from around the web
Trying to predict an uncertain first round
On the eve of the draft, hear from Buffalo Bills beat writers and NFL analysts to see which direction the Bills could go with pick No. 25, and why this year’s first round could be more unpredictable than usual.
- Buffalo News’ final mock draft: Uncertainty could produce a wild first round | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Capaccio: 2022 NFL Mock Draft No. 2 – WGR 550
- Mock draft roundup: National analysts all over the map for the Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Bills 7-round mock 2.0: Buffalo adds Daxton Hill in Round 1, loads up on offensive weapons day 2 & 3 – newyorkupstate.com
- The top 8 prospects picked for the Bills in 2022 mock drafts – BuffaloBills.com
What to know heading into the draft
Read how Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have carried out their first five NFL Drafts to see what trends could emerge for this year’s draft. Plus, sorting through Buffalo’s draft needs, why safety is a sneaky need and why the Bills should consider bolstering their tight end depth in the draft. Also, learn more about Buffalo’s “love affair” with Iowa State running back Breece Hall, and get to know Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr., a potential target for the Bills, and more!
- The Draft Files: 22 thoughts on the Bills entering the NFL Draft – The Athletic (subscription required).
- 8 things to watch for the Bills in 2022 NFL draft – BuffaloBills.com
- What the Buffalo Bills need in the NFL draft: ranking each position | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Buffalo Bills draft preview: Safety is an under the radar need for future – Democrat & Chronicle
- Buffalo Bills draft preview: Tight end is area where upgraded depth is needed – Democrat & Chronicle
- Buffalo Bills have ‘a little love affair’ for RB Breece Hall, says Chris Simms – newyorkupstate.com
- NFL draft profile: Clemson’s Andrew Booth Jr. brings traits that fit Bills’ mold | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- NFL draft rumors: Buffalo Bills connected to LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr. – newyorkupstate.com
GM Brandon Beane: All options will be considered
Will Brandon Beane trade up to get a player he covets, trade back to stockpile draft picks, or stay pat? Beane said all options are on the board as he prepares for his sixth draft with Buffalo.
- Move up? Go back? Stand pat? All options are open to Bills GM Brandon Beane | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Trading up would be costly for Bills in a draft that has Day 2 value | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Bills GM Brandon Beane Previews NFL Draft – BuffaloBills.com
Bills exercise fifth-year option on DT Ed Oliver
As expected, Buffalo has decided to pick up the fifth-year option on defensive tackle Ed Oliver, Buffalo’s first-round pick (No. 9 overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. The move allows the Bills and Oliver time to hammer out a long-term contract extension.
- Bills exercise Ed Oliver’s fifth-year option – WGR 550
- Bills pick up fifth-year option on defensive tackle Ed Oliver | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Bills exercise DT Ed Oliver’s fifth-year option – BuffaloBills.com
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