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Bills Daily Charge – April 30

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 30, 2011 – 11:00 am


DAILY REPORT

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.

TODAY’S APPEARANCES

  • Press conferences and conference calls following pick(s)

DAILY LINKS

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

 BuffaloBills.com – Buffalo Bills and Verizon Wireless make donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

 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

ESPN.com – Tim Graham looks into the team’s draft decisions

ESPN.com – Tim Graham on Marcell  Dareus’ first day impression

CBS Sports – Lists Bills as a winner in NFL Draft so far

Toronto Sun – Mike Ganter on the Bills building their defense in the draft

Toronto Sun – Mike Ganter discusses Buffalo’s first round choice Marcell Dareus

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

Audio/Video/Photo Clips

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

NFL.com – First 24 Feature:  Footage from Dareus’ draft day experience at Radio City Music Hall

103.3 The Edge Audio – Marcell joins Shredd & Ragan

97 Rock – Vic Carucci on the Bills getting lucky to land Dareus

97 Rock – Marcell Dareus talks to Norton in the morning

WHTK – Marcell Dareus catches up with John DiTullio

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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