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7-9, 3rd in AFC East

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Which player will the Bills take at No. 10? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper – Haason Reddick, LB, Temple; McShay – Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama; Riddick – Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan; NFL Nation – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have not been shy about trying to create a competitive market -- or at least the appearance of one -- for their No. 10 overall pick. The team published a story on its website Thursday titled, "Teams conducting healthy dialogue with the Bills about 10th pick," in which coach Sean McDermott says, "There are a lot of people trying to get into where we are, so we feel like we're in a good spot right now."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Right now, the top players that figure to be available for the Bills at No. 10 are LBs Reuben Foster and Haason Reddick, as well as WRs Mike Williams, Corey Davis and John Ross. It's also possible S Malik Hooker, CB Marshon Lattimore or TE O.J. Howard could still be on the board. All of those players fit areas of need for Buffalo; the question is what their internal evaluations yielded on each player. We won't know for sure until tonight.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Bills stick at No. 10, the only position that would surprise me would be pass rusher. Buffalo spent a first-round pick last spring on Shaq Lawson and also has 28-year old Jerry Hughes under contract for another three years. That makes a selection of Derek Barnett, Charles Harris or Takkarist McKinley unlikely.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Welcome to Draft Day. There are two main questions surrounding the Bills' No. 10 pick: (1) do they trade down and try to acquire more picks in what is considered a deep draft, or (2) do they stick at 10 and use it on a quarterback such as Mitchell Trubisky? With speculation ramping up that Trubisky could go No. 1 to the Browns, the Bills might not face that choice.

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Look for the Bills to try to make Tyrod Taylor's life easier as the NFL draft kicks off on Thursday. Another passing-game weapon would help Taylor get the ball out faster and keep Buffalo's offense moving.

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2dPro Football Focus

Best mid-round prospect fit: Michael Roberts

Buffalo needs to find more weapons for its passing game, and considering the depth at tight end in this year's draft class, a mid-round option like Roberts could be a viable selection.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Updated look at Bills' draft picks: No. 10 (first round), No. 44 (second round), No. 75 (third round), No. 156 (fifth round), No. 163 (fifth round), No. 171 (fifth round) and No. 195 (sixth round).

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills will get the 163rd overall pick (fifth round) from Patriots by not matching Mike Gillislee's offer sheet, Buffalo announces. That gives Bills seven picks in this week's draft; they have no fourth-round pick (sent to Chicago in Reggie Ragland trade in 2016 draft) and three fifth round picks. Previously, Bills had league-low six picks in what experts consider a deep 2017 draft.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have declined to match the Patriots' two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet to restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. That means Bills are down to LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Williams, Joe Banyard and Cedric O'Neal at running back. Becomes a possible mid-round draft need for Buffalo, which has opened about $1.8 million in 2017 cap space.

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3dNFL Nation

Draft Prediction: Bills will trade No. 10 pick

Head coach Sean McDermott will need more young talent to help rebuild the team, so trading down from the 10th pick could land Buffalo a few more selections.

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Best reunion games of 2017 NFL season

New Buffalo head man Sean McDermott will see his former Carolina charges soon. And Bills fans can catch up with Anthony Lynn and Stephon Gilmore later on.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have claimed safety Trae Elston off waivers after he was cut Thursday by Cleveland. Elston, an undrafted rookie in 2016, will compete for a depth role in the Bills' secondary. He becomes the 72nd player on Buffalo's roster as the draft approaches.

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Week 2 of the NFL season will be circled in red ink on a lot of calendars, as three head coaches and two prominent players who changed squads this offseason will face their former teams for the first time.

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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