Bills Owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. and the team along with Verizon Wireless teamed up and donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist with the relief of the recent tornado disasters in the south, as announced at Friday night’s Season Ticket Holder Draft Party by Bills CEO Russ Brandon.
12 noon: 2011 NFL Draft Day Three – Rounds 4-7 (5 minutes between selections)
Buffalo is slotted to select No. 3 and No. 25 in Round 4 (100th and 122nd overall), No. 2 in Round 5 (133rd overall), No. 4 in Round 6 (169th overall), No. 3 and No. 44 in Round 7 (206th and 245th overall).
Bills General Manager Buddy Nix, Head Coach Chan Gailey, Vice President of College Scouting Tom Modrak and selected area scouts will address the media following Bills’ selections.
The correct pronunciation for first-round selection Marcell Dareus is DAR-e-us (like Jar)
Buffalo’s August 20th preseason game at Denver has been scheduled for 8:30pm ET.
- Press conferences and conference calls following pick(s)
Buffalobills.com – Chris Brown looks at the top Day 3 draft prospects
BuffaloBills.com – Chris Brown’s analysis of 2nd roun pick DB Aaron Williams
BuffaloBills.com – Chris Brown on adding run support with LB Kelvin Sheppard in 3rd Round
Buffalo News – Allen Wilson on the story of Marcell Dareus’ family
Buffalo News – Mark Gaughan on the defensive draft for Buffalo
Buffalo News – Rodney McKissic looks at Texas DB Aaron Williams
Buffalo News – Rodney McKissic’s on addition of LB Kelvin Sheppard
Buffalo News – Jerry Sullivan on team’s confidence in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
Buffalo News – Mark Gaughan looks at the prospects for Bills in day three
Buffalo News – Mr. Wilson passes on advice for Marcell Dareus
Rochester D&C – Sal Maiorana discusses Marcell Dareus’ determination
Rochester D&C – Sal Maiorana on deepening the defense through the draft
Associated Press – John Wawrow on Marcell Dareus drawing strength from his late mother
CBS Sports – Lists Bills as a winner in NFL Draft so far
Austin American Statesmen – Randy Riggs on Texas’ Williams joining Buffalo
Baton Rouge Advocate – Scott Rabalais on Sheppard joining a crop of LSU third round draft picks
Buffalobills.com – Photo gallery of Marcell Dareus’ Buffalo visit
BuffaloBills.com – Bills Focus: Marcell Dareus 1-on-1
BuffaloBills.com – Marcell Dareus Press Conference
BuffaloBills.com – Bills Roundup: Defense the Focus on Day Two
BuffaloBills.com – Buddy Nix on 2nd Rd Pick Aaron Williams
BuffaloBills.com – Bills 2nd Round Profile: (CB) Aaron Williams
BuffaloBills.com – Aaron Williams Conference Call
BuffaloBills.com – Andre Reed Announces the 2nd Rd Pick
BuffaloBills.com – Gailey on Kelvin Sheppard
BuffaloBills.com – Bills 3rd Rd Profile: (LB) Kelvin Sheppard
BuffaloBills.com – Kelvin Sheppard Conference Call
103.3 The Edge Audio – Marcell joins Shredd & Ragan
NOTES AND NUMBERS
6th – The 2011 Draft marked the sixth time in Bills draft history since the first year of the combined AFL-NFL Draft in 1967 that Buffalo used their first three selections on the defensive side of the ball. Buffalo tabbed Alabama DL Marcell Dareus (Round 1, 3rd overall), Texas DB Aaron Williams (Round 2, 34th overall) and LSU LB Kelvin Sheppard (Round 3, 68th overall) with their first three selections in this year’s draft. The Bills last used their first three choices on defense in 2006 and in 2000, 1991, 1987 and 1975.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
April 30, 1985 — DE BRUCE SMITH IS 1ST OVERALL PICK IN 1985 NFL DRAFT
The Bills had the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 NFL Draft and selected DE Bruce Smith from Virginia.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bills first-round draft choice Marcell Dareus enjoys a game of bean bag toss outside the Bills Fieldhouse with fans tailgating prior to the Bills’ Season Ticket Holder Draft Party in the Fieldhouse on Friday, April 29th.
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