Bills Today: Mayock sees Darnold as fit for Bills

Posted Apr 23, 2018

Here's the Bills news of note for April 23rd.

1 – Mayock sees Darnold as fit for Bills  

With the NFL draft less than a week away NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock weighed in on which quarterback he thinks might fit the Bills best.

“Immediately, Darnold and Allen are the two guys I think of from that perspective…,” said Mayock. “My gut tells me that, if you're choosing between the two, Allen might have the higher ceiling… and I think at the end of the day it will be Sam Darnold, and he's got a little Brett Favre in him.”

Mayock also commented on the possibility of the New York Giants trading down in this year’s draft. In his mind, don’t expect the Giants to fall to far in the first round if they do.

“I think the furthest he would be willing to trade down would be 6, which is where Indy is, because if he went to 6, and quarterbacks now go 1, 2, and 3, he's still going to get Chubb, Barkley, or Nelson,” said Mayock.

With the NFL draft just a few days away any and all questions will be answered shortly.

2 - Benjamin healthy going into offseason workouts
After finishing last season plagued with leg injuries, Kelvin Benjamin is looking to bring a spark to the Buffalo offense. He has spent the offseason, to this point, rehabbing and building muscle after finishing out the 2017 campaign playing far less than 100 percent.

“My ACL leg was still bothering me, then I had torn the lateral meniscus in my right leg,” said Benjamin. “I just wanted to keep pushing for the team. I know we were trying to make that push to the playoffs and I was just trying to go out there and give it my all, you know, even though I was only at about 60 percent at the time, but I still came up with big plays for the team at times, and decoy at times, I mean it worked out well for us.”

Since Bills fans have last seen Benjamin, he has become leaner and now has a clean bill of health after offseason surgery.

“I definitely want to come in and make this one of my best OTA’s, you know, since I’ve been in the league,” said Benjamin. “It’s the right weight in the right places. I just leaned up around the waist, the abs are back out, stronger in my legs, you know and I’m stronger in my knees.”

Now, as he learns a new playbook and waits to hear who will be taking over as the Bills starting QB, Benjamin looks to prepare himself as best as possible for a successful 2018 season.

“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “It’s going to be a good season, I just got to keep working. You know, just take it day by day right now, just keep pushing myself and get better. You know, I’m ready. And once we find out who the quarterback is, then we can just take off from there.”

3 – Tre’ White day in Shreveport
Bills CB Tre’Davious White was honored in his home town community of Shreveport, Louisiana over the weekend. The mayor officially proclaimed April 21 as Tre’Davious White Day in the City of Shreveport, a few years back and each year White returns home to celebrate each year with a parade and a community day in the park to give back.

“I’m so proud of all the people here,” White told those in attendance. “It’s not about me. It’s about celebrating this community. All positive vibes. All positive things coming around.”

White admits that it is hard to build a successful life coming out of his neighborhood in Shreveport, but he was committed to making it happen.

“Coming from this place and making it are slim,” White told KSLA-TV. “You’ve got to be dedicated and sacrifice the night life. I sacrificed my night life in high school. I didn’t go to a single party until my graduation. You’ve got to want better for yourself. There are a lot of kids around here who have talent, and they see what I’m doing and I want them to think if he can do it, then I can.

“I’ve achieved my dream. My dream was to go to LSU, become a first-round pick, graduate, which I did and provide for my family. And I’m there. Everything after this is bonus. If I can bring a few kids along that’s what it’s all about. The only thing I’m motivated by now is going to the Hall of Fame in Canton.”