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BDC 4/25: 2013 NFL Draft Tonight

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 25, 2013 – 10:00 am

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DAILY REPORT
–The 2013 NFL Draft begins tonight at 8:00 PM ET with the first round. Rounds Two and Three continue tomorrow at 6:30 PM with the final rounds (Four-Seven) beginning at Noon on Saturday.

–Bills RB C.J. Spiller takes fans behind-the-scenes of the making of the team’s 2013 season ticket marketing campaign on BuffaloBills.com. The recharged season ticket commercial aired during last night’s Draft Special and can be seen here >>>

–Buffalo WR T.J. Graham will host the second annual  ‘T.J. Graham Skills Challenge’ on Saturday, April 27th in Raleigh, NC. Graham’s skills challenge will showcase high school football players from those the area as participants will compete in a variety of drills throughout the day. Graham will host a second event on May 25 in Buffalo, NY.

TODAY’S INTERVIEW
6:00 PM – TE Scott Chandler – ‘Game On’ with Rod Mawhood (610 Talk Niagara Falls) 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Spiller Photo Shoot
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller took part in a photo shoot and video for this year’s season ticket commercial which aired during last night’s draft special. This year’s slogan: The 2013 Buffalo Bills are recharged.  That makes this more than a new season – it’s the start of a new era of Bills football.  There’s a new energy, new leadership and a renewed commitment to excellence. The recharged commercial can be viewed here >>>.

QUOTES OF THE DAY
On the passing of Buffalo News Columnist Larry Felser:
“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Larry Felser. Larry was there at the beginning of the American Football League and along with fellow reporters such as Will McDonough and others, played an important role in the growth of our league. He was the consummate professional—tough, but fair, and never one to shy away from clearly stating his opinion. I had tremendous respect for Larry and we developed a deep friendship that lasted throughout our lifetimes. We shared some great laughs over the years and that’s what I am remembering most today about Larry. I will truly miss him. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his lovely wife, Beverly, and their family.” – Bills Owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. 

On the fine-tuning process of the draft board and preparing for the eighth overall pick:
“What we’ll do is take the total body of work. The resume from this guy from when we started this process last May, through the fall, through the all-star games and the combine, through the spring information from pro days and visits, and say, ‘From everything you’ve seen, how do you feel about this guy?’ That’s when we fine tune it, and that’s when we put a final grade on a guy. Everybody always asks me, is it hectic on draft day? And the answer is no. We’re well prepared and we have the board set for our top eight players. As the players get called, we start taking them off our board, and then it becomes our pick. Usually, about one pick before us, we start looking at who’s up there. And there are usually those two or three guys that we thought were the best eight players up there. That’s when the discussion goes, which player out of these two or three guys will we go for.” – Bills Assistant General Manager Doug Whaley via The John Murphy Show (4/24)

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Ignoring quarterbacks in draft leaves Bills with imperfect 10

 Buffalo News-Team building doesn’t end after last pick

 Buffalo News-Scout’s honor: It’s tough to rate QBs

 Buffalo News-Only bad move is not picking a quarterback

 Buffalo News-Offense scouting report

 Buffalo News-Defensive scouting report

 Buffalo News-Larry Felser, iconic former News sports columnist, dies

 Rochester D&C-Will the Buffalo Bills pick a quarterback?

 Toronto Sun-Top prospects spill about Bills visits

 CBS Sports-Why Buffalo Can’t Afford to Spend Its First Pick on Nassib

 Olean Times Herald-Bills scored a big break from schedule-maker

 BuffaloBills.com-Bills poised to add offense

 BuffaloBills.com-Backers around the country to host Bills draft parties

 BuffaloBills.com-Bills owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. on the passing of Larry Felser

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
BuffaloBills.com
C.J. Spiller 2013 Season Ticket Commercial
Phil Savage Gives Draft War Room Insight
Doug Whaley Says “Trading Down” Talks Have Started
Tony Pauline Has Inside Info On The Bills Draft
The John Murphy Show April 24

 WGR 550
Buscaglia: Bills’ best and worst case scenarios on Day 1
NFL Draft Podcast – One Day Away!
4/24 Joe Buscaglia discusses whether the Bills should wait next year for quarterback, when the Bills should target a tight end in the draft and the possibility the Bills might trade down
Joe Buscaglia Spreads Draft Fever like Smallpox

 WIVB
Bills still a mystery before Draft

 WGRZ
Bills Eye Syracuse QB Nassib

 WHAM
No secret: Bills are QB-focused entering NFL draft

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
“Draft will be great theatre”-Doug Whaley, Final thoughts on QBs from Bills Asst. GM, “It takes two to move in the draft”-Whaley, Whaley-”Draft Board is set”-fine tuning is final step, Marrone’s role in draft room, Draft smoke screens big right now, Nix: Even more QB homework has been done, ‘No Huddle’ debuts on SiriusXM, Casserly on Bills trade down options, Remembering draft room hierarchy, Not much Manuel in M&T Bank draft challenge

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Ralph Wilson statement on today’s passing of Larry Felser
Daily draft poll: Should the Bills move up or down in the order?
Channeling Buddy: Collegiate vets from the South will rise again
A fundamental concern with the Bills drafting Ryan Nassib

 BillsDaily.com
The Time Is Now To Take A QB

ESPN AFC East Blog
Wait … Bills now want QB Matt Barkley?

Around the League (NFL.com)
Bills reportedly eyeing Matt Barkley, not Ryan Nassib

 Buffalo Rumblings
2013 NFL Draft rumors: Doug Marrone likes E.J. Manuel
Mike Mayock 2013 NFL mock draft: Tavon Austin to Buffalo Bills
2013 NFL Draft rumors: Bills “seriously targeting” Matt Barkley
Todd McShay, Mel Kiper mock draft: Bills take QB, OG
Buffalo Bills draft picks 2013: best case scenarios 

Buffalo Sports Daily
Mayock Gives Bills Austin In Mock Draft
Report Says Bills Worried About Nassib Being “Poached” 

Pro Football Talk
Bills fear Jets will take Ryan Nassib
Longtime pro football writer Larry Felser passes away

 AFC East Daily
Quarterback E.J. Manuel gets in on smokescreening
Bills scout compares WR prospect to Eric Moulds


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