Inside The Bills

Combine interview list to be in this week

Posted by Chris Brown on February 5, 2013 – 9:49 am

The NFL Combine in Indianapolis is still more than two weeks away, but Buffalo’s scouting staff is already putting their preliminary draft board together. The Bills and 31 other NFL clubs also must have their list of prospect interview requests in to the league by the end of the week.

“On February 8th we have to send in our request list of 60 candidates to come in for a formal interview with our coach and staff,” said Bills Director of Scouting Chuck Cook.

With 32 NFL clubs and prospects only available for interviews on two specific evenings one would think that a heavily requested player might not be able to meet with every team, but Cook said they’ve never been denied an interview with anyone on their list.

“It is amazing. There are a lot of duplicate guys and some prospects are full for the whole time, but they make it work,” Cook told Buffalobills.com. “We have those two days to get them done, so the teams that request the same player get spread out. So whoever does the schedule is great.” 

Cook believes one guy will have at least 30 interviews. Though he wouldn’t divulge who he thought that would be, it’s quite likely that it’s former LSU DB Tyronn Mathieu, who had more than his share of off the field troubles, but is immensely talented.

Buffalobills.com will have wall-to-wall coverage of the Combine from Indianapolis beginning on Feb. 21st.


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