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2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Buffalo Bills Conclude Visits


Each NFL team gets 30 pre-draft visits for draft prospects.  Some teams will work out the prospects, more than what the combines have done, other teams will just interview the players and get a feel for what type of person they are getting off the field and in the locker room.  Other teams do both.  For the most part, teams have a good idea as to who they will be looking at within the first round so limiting prospects that are deemed Day 1 picks is usually a good strategy, so to use the rest of your pre-draft visits on later round players that you might not have been able to get a good look at.

The Bills took a different approach during their pre-draft visits.  The Buffalo Bills saw 29 of their 30 allotted prospects.  Of those 29, 10 of those visitors are predicted to be drafted on Day 1 of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Of those 10, Jake Matthews, Eric Ebron, Sammy Watkins, and Mike Evans are projected to be top 10 picks on May 8th.

Does Buffalo look at one of these guys?  I think if anyone of these 4 is available, its a good chance they get drafted by the Bills but, it is not guaranteed.

Over the last four drafts the Bills have had 117 pre-draft visitors. A total of 10 have been drafted by Buffalo for a mark eight and a half percent. Perhaps what’s more impressive is all of Buffalo’s last four first-round draft choices from 2010 to 2013 were pre-draft visitors at One Bills Drive.

- BuffaloBills.com

The 29 prospect visitors were as follows:

TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame

WR Cody Latimer, Indiana

RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor

LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State

DB Bashaud Breeland, Clemson

CB Ross Cockrell, Duke

RB Jeremy Hill, LSU

TE Eric Ebron, UNC

DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State

OT Charles Siddoway, Mississippi State

OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

LB Preston Brown, Louisville

WR Odell Beckham, LSU

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

RB Terrance Cobb, Cumberlands (Ky)

CB Phillip Gaines, Rice

CB Walt Aikens, Liberty

RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State

CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M

RB Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern

OL Marcus Martin, USC

WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame

OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, McGill

RB Terrance West, Towson

LB CJ Mosley, Alabama

T Cyrus Kouandijo, Alabama-

 

Prospect list taken from BuffaloBills.com

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