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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Defensive Ends

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Jadeveon Clowney is the star of this year’s defensive end draft class. (Photo: Jeff Blake — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

Perhaps it’s the draftnik in me since I’ve said this about every position, but there is intriguing talent throughout this year’s draft class of defensive ends. In a league where pass-rush and stout defensive line play is at a premium, the defensive end position is among the most important to have a great rotation at.

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2014 Buffalo Bills Pre-Draft Visit Tracker

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The Buffalo Bills looked at a potential upgrade for their offensive line Friday when they visited with Alabama’s Cyrus Kouandjio. (Photo: Tim Heitman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

As the Buffalo Bills prepare for the 2014 NFL Draft, they are allowed to bring up to 30 players to One Bills Drive for on-site pre-draft visits. Though it’s dangerous to read too much into those visits for projections, they can be a good indicator into not only what prospects the Bills want to get to know better, but also what schools, positions or types of players the team might be keeping a close eye on.

The Bills hosted one player, Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, for a pre-draft visit Friday. Kouandjio, who could be among the team’s strongest second-round options if he is available at the No. 41 overall pick, is the 29th player to visit the Bills, leaving them with just one official visit. During the team’s pre-draft luncheon Friday, general manager Doug Whaley said the team “probably won’t have anybody else” in for a visit, as the league’s deadline to host official visits is Sunday.

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Scouting Notes: 2013 Hawaii Bowl (Boise State vs. Oregon State)

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks (No. 7) and Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (No. 8) were players to watch in the 2013 Hawaii Bowl. (Photo: Marco Garcia — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Joseph Curtis

Boise State (8-5) faced Oregon State (7-6) in the Hawaii Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in one of three matchups this bowl season between Mountain West and Pac-12 teams.

Oregon State dominated the first half, leading 31-6 at halftime in part thanks to two fumble return touchdowns by cornerback Rashaad Reynolds. While Boise State closed the gap with a few second-half scores, they could not overcome the deficit and Oregon State won 38-23.

Reynolds was one of a number of 2014 NFL draft prospects to impress in this games.

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2013 Hawaii Bowl Prospect Preview: Oregon State vs. Boise State

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

The Hawaii Bowl could be the final game of Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence’s career. (Photo: Brian Losness — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Ryan Glaze

Christmas Eve’s Hawaii Bowl (8 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN) between the Oregon State Beavers (6-6) and the Boise State Broncos (8-4) pits two blue-collar programs that pride themselves on player development against one another.

While both West Coast programs have fought through challenging 2013 seasons, the Hawaii Bowl will showcase a number of intriguing prospects from each team on both sides of the ball.

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