K-Gun Offense: Buffalo Bills & NFL Draft Links, 7/23

It will be Young v. Thigpen in a steel cage match for the backup spot! Photo: US Presswire

Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite Buffalo Bills and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.

Opinion: Bills Must Make Long Term Commitment to Erie County (Via Democrat & Chronicle)

Though it would have been quite a treat for Buffalo Bills fans had management exercised its option to minimize television blackouts, there’s still an even more meaningful way to reward extraordinarily loyal Bills fans: Owner Ralph Wilson must commit to the club’s long-term presence in western New York.

2 Vince Young v. Tyler Thigpen Training Camp Battle (via Buffalo Rumblings)

When the Buffalo Bills open training camp next week, the team will be splitting its second-team quarterback reps between veterans Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen, according to head coach Chan Gailey – who also mentions that one or both of the Ryan Fitzpatrick understudies could see first-team work this summer.

3 5 or 6 Bills Players the NFL will come to know (via The Penalty Flag)

Last week we discussed certain factors that need to fall in place for a successful 2012 Buffalo Bills season. This week we’ll look closer at specific players on this team who are poised for a breakout year. The perception is that playing in Buffalo makes it tough for anyone to stand out and receive national attention. More often than not, a player has to go the Stevie Johnson route and win a thousand or so fantasy football matchups in order to garner the attention he deserves. However, that leaves out other guys who don’t show up on the scoreboard who deserve equal credit for any success the Bills can muster this year. To that end, let’s look at five (or six) guys who could break through.

4 Ex-Michigan WR Darryl Stonum Transfers to Baylor (via CollegeFootball Talk)

Six months after seeing his Michigan career come to an unceremonious end, Daryl Stonum is apparently ready to start anew in the Big 12. In a series of tweets posted to his Twitter account Friday evening, the wide receiver “thank[ed] every1 for all the love n support throught [sic] my career” and that “I’m back… time to get back to work.” Included in that last tweet was a picture of the Baylor logo, an indication that the player is headed to the Bears.

Editor’s Note: Stonum is a 2013 NFL Draft prospect after redshirting during the 2011 season. He will line up opposite top WR prospect Terrance Wiliams at Baylor.

5 Keenan Allen, Robert Woods, and Denard Robinson? (via NFL.com)

Wide receiver is the United Nations of football positions. The expansion of four- and five-receiver sets in today’s NFL offenses leads to pass catchers of all sizes, speeds and backgrounds being mined by NFL scouts during the draft process. And the depth of talent throughout the country means that all collegiate levels can be represented in a particular class.

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