Each NFL team can bring in up to 30 prospects before the NFL draft. So far, the Bills have or are scheduled to meet with 16 prospects, based on reports here at The News, the Bills' official website, and other national outlets.
Here's the list of who has/will visit:
RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
QB Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
OL Cordy Glenn, Georgia
QB Russell Wilson, Wisconsin
WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State
LT Jonathan Martin, Stanford
DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
LB Tank Carder, TCU
DE Andre Branch, Clemson
LT Matt Kalil, USC
QB Brock Osweiler, Arizona State
CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
DE Chandler Jones, Syracuse
LB Bruce Irvin, West Virginia
LT Mike Adams, Ohio State
This list may very well not be all inclusive, as some teams prefer to keep their interest in certain prospects quiet.
With that in mind, a few thoughts:
-- The two names most often pegged for the Bills in mock drafts, offensive tackle Riley Reiff of Iowa and wide receiver Michael Floyd of Notre Dame are not on that list. That could mean a a few things: 1)As mentioned above, the Bills have already had Reiff and Floyd in for visits, and asked them to keep quiet, 2) the visits simply haven't yet, 3) the Bills "know what they have" and don't need to schedule a visit, or 4) they simply don't like them.
-- The Bills are clearly doing their due diligence on the quarterbacks in this year's class.
-- By far the most interesting name on the list is running back Trent Richardson. He plays a position that's clearly not a "need," but if he was to be available at No. 10, it would put General Manager Buddy Nix's theory of taking the best player available to the test.
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