By Tim Graham
Unlike last July, when Baylor receiver Josh Gordon came out early, the Buffalo Bills probably won't be interested in this year's candidates:
- Wide receiver DeWayne Peace, Houston
- Wide receiver O.J. Ross, Purdue
- Defensive tackle, Nate Holloway, UNLV
- Defensive end James Boyd, UNLV
- Defensive end Toby Jackson, Central Florida
- Cornerback Damond Smith, South Alabama
CBSSports.com draft analyst Rob Rang posted a thorough roundup this morning. Rang suggested the two receivers will draw the most attention. But the Bills are chock full of youth there already.
Boyd is an intriguing prospect. He's a 6-foot-5, 255-pound pass-rusher originally recruited to USC with no position in mind. He practiced at quarterback, tight end and defensive end at USC. He left USC and worked out at quarterback for West Los Angeles City College and UNLV before switching full-time to defense.
But it's doubtful the Bills, who've made only two supplemental draft choices and none since 1989, will burn a 2014 draft choice on any of these players.
Baggage commonly is involved with supplemental prospects. The days of players such as Bernie Kosar leaving college because they graduated early are long gone.
Peace was suspended indefinitely at Houston for violating team rules. Purdue jettisoned Ross for poor academics. Western Michigan booted Smith for getting into a fight with a teammate, and he didn't play for South Alabama last year.
Rang also points out Jackson and Holloway have had academic problems.