Buffalo Bills: Quick recap from news over the past week

This is a quick recap of some recent news stories surrounding the Buffalo Bills.

There has been a lot of news surrounding the Buffalo Bills as we quickly approach the 2020 NFL Draft. These are some of the top news stories over the past week.

Mark Campbell details his experience with COVID-19

Former Buffalo Bills tight end Mark Campbell was hospitalized in Michigan for a few days battling COVID-19 and recently detailed his experience with WGR550. He was quarantined at home after getting tested at a drive thru testing site after suffering from flu type symptoms.

During his time at home he proceeded to get worse and checked in to a hospital when breathing became a struggle.  He spent five days in the hospital and was recently released after feeling better.

He was interviewed by the morning show on WGR550 Sports Talk Radio here locally during his recovery process at home. Campbell played 42 games for the Bills ranging from 2003 to 2005. He found the end zone six times while reeling in 70 catches for 681 yards.

Tarvaris Jackson passes away in car accident

Former Buffalo Bill, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, sadly passed away after a car accident Sunday night.

Jackson was a second round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 and spent four seasons with the Vikings. He played one season with the Seattle Seahawks before he was traded to the Bills before the 2012 season for a seventh round pick.

He re-signed after the 2012 season but the Bills released him a few months later. He returned to the Seahawks for the 2013 season. He finished his career with 34 starts, 7,263 passing yards, 39 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.

He most recently served as the quarterback coach for Tennessee State.

Hauschka family preparing to welcome their second child

Peter King of Football Morning In America  had a chance to catch up with Buffalo Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka as he and his wife are expecting their second child. They had been planning a home child delivery as it was, but due to the COVID-19 situation it has made that decision that much more attractive.

Recent Mock Drafts

DraftSite.com mock draft has the Buffalo Bills selecting offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson out of Georgia. He is a beast at 6′ 7″ and registering 340 pounds when stepping on the scale. I like this pick a lot because it is adding more depth to protect Josh Allen.

Other mock drafts have the Bills using their first pick, which is in the second round, to select another wide receiver who could develop without being forced to be an impact immediately. Of course, other interesting mock drafts have the Bills going defense just adding to their already highly ranked squad.

Brandon Beane could move up or down or simply go with the best player available. So many mock drafts, so many unique takes on the Bills possibilities. Stefon Diggs has a brother, Trevon, who is a defensive back projected to go in the first couple of rounds. One cannot rule out having those two practicing against each other in Orchard Park if he falls in the draft.

The draft is approaching fast, and the NFL will be conducting a dry run. The actual draft will be on the NFL Network and ESPN. It will not be live from Las Vegas as originally scheduled.  Even Roger Goodell will be announcing teams picks from his home.

We have all grown accustomed to many shows on TV or radio being broadcast from homes. Even SNL was extremely creative by broadcasting an episode pieced together from the homes of all involved. It will be very interesting to see how smooth the draft goes.

The NFL already had a Vikings team missed their pick in 2003 as the next team on the clock swooped in and made their selection. If that could happen with everything being done in person, just imagine the potential bloopers we could witness this year. Stay tuned…