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Find comprehensive TBN draft coverage within this one blog post

John Butler, Bill Polian and Marv Levy pretend to study their draft research for a photographer back in the Bills' glory days.

By Tim Graham

Since the NFL scouting combine two months ago, the Buffalo News has delivered a steady current of draft coverage.

We hoped it would be enough to whet your appetite in the early days of the offseason. Bills reporters Jay Skurski and Mark Gaughan anchored our position-by-position draft preview series and wrote capsules on dozens of the top prospects over the past several weeks.

With the first round finally happening at 8 tonight, let's funnel all of those preview stories and player profiles into one pool of go-to Buffalo News links.

There's no better way to follow the draft than by picking up this morning's actual NFL draft preview section, with sweet cover art (quarterback draft picks as lottery scratch-off tickets) designed by News illustrator Daniel Zakroczemski.

But you also can dive in and soak up our online coverage to prepare for the next three days. The first round is tonight. The second and third rounds are Friday night. The fourth through seventh rounds take place Saturday afternoon.

From today's draft preview section:

On the Press Coverage blog:

The News' eight-part positional series:

The News won't stop there. Follow our intensive NFL draft coverage, beginning with a live video show co-hosted by Skurski and me at 7:30 tonight on We will have reports from Mark Gaughan and Jerry Sullivan at One Bills Drive, as well as an ongoing live chat.

The chat will resume during the second and third rounds Friday along with video highlights and analysis from Orchard Park.

Wide Right left new Jaguars GM David Caldwell out in the cold

By Tim Graham

INDIANAPOLIS -- David Caldwell grew up a Buffalo Bills fan, and it stung.

"I still remember where I was when the kick went wide right," the new Jacksonville Jaguars general manager said today at the NFL scouting combine. "I was at a party, and we just went outside and sat in the snow to numb the pain."

Caldwell, from West Seneca, is part of an amazing sports story sparked by the Bills' Super Bowl years. Those teams fueled a football passion that has driven some local kids to prominent positions.

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About Press Coverage

Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham |

Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan |

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski |