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BDC 4/19 – Fred to throw 1st pitch

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 19, 2012 – 8:39 am

–Bills RB Fred Jackson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to this afternoon’s Buffalo Bison’s game at Coca-Cola Field against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The game is slated for a 1:05p.m. start.

7 days until the 2012 NFL Draft.

WGR 550 – The Howard Simon Show

GM Buddy Nix opening remarks of the pre-draft media luncheon:
“This really culminates a year of work for us. These guys and our scouts, it comes down to this. We start out, and I think I tell you this every year, but there are about 2,000 names that we start with to go through and we wind up with, this year we’ve got 10 picks. It just keeps coming down each time we meet. We eliminate and keep trying to stack them and get them in the right place. You do everything you can to make sure you make all the choices count. You very seldom ever do that but that’s the goal.”


From far left, Bills Director of College Scouting Chuck Cook, General Manager Buddy Nix, Assistant GM/Director of Player Personnel Doug Whaley, and Director of Pro Personnel Tom Gibbons addressed the media on Wednesday for the annual pre-draft media luncheon.

April 19, 1997 — RB ANTOWAIN SMITH IS BILLS’ 1997 NO. 1 PICK
RB Antowain Smith from the University of Houston was the Bills’ No. 1 pick (23rd overall) in the 1997 NFL Draft.

DAILY LINKS – Pre-draft visits reveal football I.Q. – LB Kuechly, QB Osweiler the last pre-draft visitors – Bills won’t be cornered by need at 10 – Bills announce Coors Light Rockpile sold out

Buffalo News – Bills take own list into draft

Buffalo News – There’s enough depth to fill the need for corners

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills want ‘difference-maker’ with 10th overall pick

Buffalo Business First – Bills say ‘Rockpile’ section is sold out

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
Bills Roundup: Draft Luncheon Recap
Buddy Nix on Bills Cornerback Depth
Buddy Nix on Possibility of Trading Down
Whaley and Cook on WR depth, Floyd, and Hill
Doug Whaley on Martin, Reiff, and Glenn
Nix on Bills Left Tackle Situation

Kiss 98.5 – Janet & Nick in the Morning
4/18 Russ Brandon (Audio)

WGR 550
4/19 Bills GM Buddy Nix on The Howard Simon Show
4/18 Greg Gabriel (National Football Post) on The Howard Simon Show
4/18 Joe Buscaglia w/ Schopp + Bulldog
4/18 NFL Draft Central Hour 1
4/18 NFL Draft Central Hour 2
Bills Nix knows this draft is important
BUSCAGLIA: Attempting to decipher Buddy’s code
SIMON: Analyzing Bills Schedule

103.3 the Edge
The NFL’s new Fan Conduct Class & Ejection policies (Audio)

Buddy Nix sheds light on Bills Draft Plan

Nix, Bills Prepare for NFL Draft

Mike and Toby from WHAM discuss the Bills plans in the upcoming NFL draft

Bills get ready for draft

Nix, Bills Look to Draft Difference Maker

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Why a CB or 2 in draft expected, Researching offensive tackle, Nix: Kuechly an across the board LB, Nix on tackle situation, Fred taking to the mound, DE Vernon a sleeper?, Full pre-draft visit list

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Nix on draft mistakes
Reading Buddy’s draft tea leaves
Rockpile sections at The Ralph sold out
Sked is set up for Bills’ success Road to the Draft: Cordy Glenn

Buffalo Rumblings
Poll: Favorite “Fringe” Pick For Buffalo Bills In 2012 NFL Draft?
2012 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Pre-Draft Visitors (Full List)
2012 NFL Draft: Luke Kuechly Visiting Bills Pre-Draft
2012 Buffalo Bills Schedule: Jets A Good Opening Day Test

Buffalo Sports Daily
Analyzing The Bills Schedule

2012 Buffalo Bills Schedule Breakdown, Weeks 1-3: Sanchez/Tebow Fun, A Weird Chiefs Team, And a Must-Win in Cleveland

Buffalo Rising
Buffalo Bills: Why They Will Rise In AFC East With 4-3 Defense

AFC East Blog (
Bills GM Buddy Nix: ‘We need tackles’

Buffalo Wins
2 Q&As about Michael Floyd

AFC East Daily
Nix: Hairston can start, but Bills need more tackles

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