Brian Krosky’s 2015 NFL Draft Positional Rankings (Offense)

April 27th, 2015
Jameis Winston ranks as the 2015 NFL draft's top quarterback. (Photo: Rich Barnes — USA Today Sports)

Jameis Winston ranks as the 2015 NFL draft’s top quarterback. (Photo: Rich Barnes — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

The 2015 NFL draft begins Thursday, which means teams have their final boards set and are preparing to select the players who they think can help their team most from this year’s class.

The following rankings, broken up by positions, project how well the skills of each offensive player (See also: Defensive player rankings) in this year’s class will translate to the next level. These rankings reflect my opinions on who the best players are at each position in the draft, and do not intend to be predictive of where each player will be drafted.

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2015 NFL Draft Prospect To Watch: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson

April 22nd, 2015
Stephone Anthony is one of the top inside linebacker prospects in this year's draft class. (Photo: Joshua S. Kelly — USA Today Sports)

Stephone Anthony is one of the top inside linebacker prospects in this year’s draft class. (Photo: Joshua S. Kelly — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

One of many talented players on the 2014 Clemson Tigers defense, Stephone Anthony has the chance to be the second player drafted among them—behind projected top-10 pick Vic Beasley—in the 2015 NFL draft.

Anthony played both middle and outside linebacker for the Tigers this past season, and helped Clemson’s defense become one of the most feared in not only the ACC, but the entire country.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Anthony was one of the top performers at his position. He measured in at 6’3″ and 243 pounds, and had some of the event’s best testing times, including a 4.56-second 40-yard dash, as demonstrated by mockdraftable.com.

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Buffalo Bills 2015 Schedule Announced

April 21st, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills’ schedule for their 16-game 2015 NFL regular season was announced Tuesday.

New coach Rex Ryan and the Bills will open the season at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. ET. They will remain at home for Week 2, when Rex and the Bills will have their first of two opportunities this season to play the defending champion New England Patriots at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 20.

The second game against the New England Patriots, set for Nov. 23 (Week 11), is also notable in that it will be the Bills’ first appearance on ESPN’s Monday Night Football since 2009. That game will be part of a back-to-back set of midseason weekday primetime games, as the Bills will play Rex Ryan’s former team, the New York Jets, on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, in Week 10 (Nov. 12). Both of those games—the Bills’ only night contests this year—will be played on the road.

The Bills’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, which will be the first game to streamed as a digital-only worldwide broadcast, is set for Oct. 25 (Week 7) at 9:30 a.m. ET.

In Week 14, the Bills will travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles (Dec. 13, 1 p.m. ET), a game in which new Bills running back LeSean McCoy and new Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso will square off against their former teams.

Finally, the Bills will close the season against the Jets at home on Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. ET.

The Bills’ full schedule for the 2015 season is below.

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Takeaways from Buffalo Bills’ 2015 Pre-Draft Luncheon

April 20th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills held their annual pre-draft luncheon on Monday, giving media members an opportunity to talk to general manager Doug Whaley, director of player personnel Jim Monos and director of college scouting Kelvin Fisher about the team’s expectations for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.

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Former Bills Offensive Tackle Chris Hairston Signing with Chargers

April 15th, 2015
Former Bills offensive tackle Chris Hairston is headed to the San Diego Chargers for 2015. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

Former Bills offensive tackle Chris Hairston is headed to the San Diego Chargers for 2015. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

More than a month after the start of free agency, former Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Chris Hairston announced Wednesday, via his Twitter account, that he will be signing with the San Diego Chargers. (Update: The Chargers officially announced the signing of Hairston on Wednesday night.)

Selected by the Bills in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft, Hairston appeared in 41 games for Buffalo over the course of four seasons. He started seven games as a rookie and eight games in 2012, but spent the entire 2013 season on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, then played just 38 snaps this past season, according to Pro Football Focus.

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