Over the past week, the focus was on the NFL Draft as the league was in Indianapolis at the annual NFL Combine. During this time, the Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, front office staff, and coaches were able to meet with a number of prospects as well as see them run through a number of tests and workouts.
This time can be used to validate scouting reports and where they have players ranked on their big boards. It could also make some teams go back and take a closer look at a player that they may have overlooked.
Based on some of the workouts, these are seven players who performed very well that should be on the Buffalo Bills radar heading into the NFL Draft at the end of April.
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The first group of players to run through workouts at the NFL Combine was the defensive line and linebackers. There was one defensive tackle in particular in this group that made some early noise with his workout in Calijah Kancey out of the University of Pitt.
Daniel Jeremiah with NFL.com tweeted an interesting comparison from Kancey’s measurables that seemed to match up almost identically to Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle Ed Oliver. The former first round pick is entering the final year of his rookie contract and if the Bills are looking for a replacement Kancey could make more sense.
The biggest difference between the two players is that Kancey was much more productive as a pass rusher during his time at Pitt. If that translates to the NFL, he is a player that could be an instant contributor and even be a replacement for Oliver down the road.