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,66commentsHere’s who (reportedly) will visit the Bills before the draft.EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills top-30 pre-draft visit trackerOne of our favorite pre-draft exercises every year is to track the dozens of players who make a visit to One Bills Drive. Pre-draft visits are an excellent opportunity for teams to meet with a player for an on-site interview, physical, and workout. Many teams, and the Buffalo Bills are no exception, reserve these visits for key members of their draft board.When we read about pre-draft visitors, keep in mind that a visit doesn’t guarantee interest in a prospect. The Bills have used pre-draft visits to ask players about teammates who also hold their interest. Sometimes a team’s top target may not be able to schedule a visit, or trades may put the Bills in a situation where they pick a player who wasn’t originally on the pre-draft visit radar.We’ll update this page with pre-draft visitors as they are reported. The Bills don’t freely announce their pre-draft visitors, and this reporting is often sourced from smaller local reporters who have a connection with a school or took a lucky flight. If a well-known beat reporter mentions the visit, we’ll add that.Maxx Crosby, DE, Eastern Michigan (per source)Ed Oliver, DT, Houston (per Ryan Talbot, NYUpstate)Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte (per Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M (unconfirmed)Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State (per the player)**Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida (per the player)N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State (per Adam Schefter, ESPN)Montez Sweat, DE Harrison Phillips Jerseys 2019
, Mississippi State (per the player)D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss (per James Palmer, NFL Network)A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss (per James Palmer, NFL Network)Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia (per Eagles Wire)Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois (per Ryan Talbot, NY Upstate)Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech (per Mike Garafalo, NFL Network)Josh Allen, DE, Kentucky (per Adam Schefter, ESPN)Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State (per Ryan Talbot, NY Upstate)Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida (per Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)Hamp Cheevers, CB, Boston College (per Sal Capaccio, WGR550)Elgton Jenkins White Taron Johnson Jerseys
, OC, Mississippi State (per the player)Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt (per Josh Norris, NBC Sports and Rotoworld)Trevon Wesco, TE, West Virginia (per Ryan Talbot, NY Upstate)Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan (per the player)Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State (per Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle)**Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis (per the player)Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss (per Ryan Talbot, NY Upstate)Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, RB, Florida (per Josh Norris, NBC Sports and Rotoworld)Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama (per Josina Anderson, ESPN)Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan (per Erik Turner, Cover 1)Deebo Samuel Taron Johnson Jerseys 2019
, WR, South Carolina (per the player)Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss (per the player)Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota (per Justin Melo, USA Today DraftWire)** - Don’t count in the top-30, as Penn State is considered part of Buffalo’s home market by league rules. The Buffalo Bills could not get any footing on offense, defense, or special teams Sunday. They were beaten soundly by a vulnerable New England Patriots team in all three phases. With one game left in the season, the coaching staff has a lot of evaluating to do as they enter Week 17.Here are our five takeaways from the game:Bills were out-coachedThe Patriots kept attacking Buffalo’s inexperienced linebackers by keeping their heavy units on the field. They were able to run the ball down the Bills’ collective throats and influence the need for Lorenzo Alexander to cover Julian Edelman. On defense, the Patriots put Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore on Robert Foster and then dared Josh Allen to pass the ball. He had opportunities but New England made the Bills make plays—and so many drops doomed the Bills.Bills rushing defense remains a concernAfter their second touchdown, the Patriots were averaging 8.4 yards per rush while Tom Brady was having a pedestrian day. New England had 179 yards rushing before halftime.With 20 minutes left in the game, New England already had passed the Indianapolis Colts for most rushing yards against the Bills in a game this season. With 273 yards on the ground, it was tied for the seventh-most allowed since 2000. Missed tackles, the defensive line not settling into their lanes, and sub-par linebacker play all led to the problem. In four games against New England, Sean McDermott’s defense has allowed more than 190 yards on the ground three times. They entered the game allowing only 105 yards per game but they have had some hiccups this year.Josh Allen didn’t play well*Bill Belichick* is pretty darn good at home against rookie quarterbacks. It was a story line going into this week, but it came true in spades. Belichick spied Allen with a cornerback and other defensive backs on multiple plays. They converted 9% of their third downs. Allen threw two picks and was 14-for-33 for just 148 yards. He had five rushes for 30 yards and was sacked a few times. Allen had several very good passes, for sure, and he was able to settle in more as the game wore on, but they couldn’t get anything going when it mattered.Convert some freaking turnoversThe Bills forced three turnovers in Patriots territory and were only able to convert three points. The opening drive of the third quarter got the Bills on the board, down 14-3, but the Bills turned it over on downs in the second quarter and Stephen Hauschka bounced off the crossbar from 43 yards out in the first quarter. Not exactly how you defeat the Patriots.Special teams (again)Holy cow. That onside kick was pathetic. The Patriots blocked an extra point (kind of but not really). It was abysmal and it’s not the first time we’ve called for coordinator Danny Crossman to be fired. Let’s do it again anyway: Danny Crossman should be fired.Send your questions to me for the Buffalo Rumblings Mailbag: 716-508-0405. It was a talk-able Bills game, for sure.