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1. Josh Allen offers video game challenge for charity

Anyone up for squaring off against Josh Allen in a video game? If you make the right size bid to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central California in Fresno you could.

Allen's sister, Nicala, is the campaign director for the charitable organization. They're offering a chance to win a gaming experience with the Bills quarterback online as an auction item as part of their fundraising efforts.

The experience will be awarded to the highest bidder. Fans will have a chance to choose one of four video games to compete head to head against Allen. Either Madden, Call of Duty, FIFA or Fortnite. The deadline to submit a winning bid is April 30th.

2. How Brandon Beane finalizes Bills draft board

Bills GM Brandon Beane and his personnel staff finalized the team's draft board over the course of this past weekend, just a few days before the 2020 NFL draft. But how are the final 'I's dotted and 'T's crossed?

Beane shed some light on some of the final steps they take in finalizing the team's draft board. It's a step he takes every year to eliminate debate when they're on the clock in the event that a few players on their board at different positions hold very similar value.

"The last thing I do is the horizontal (weighing of prospects)," Beane said in an appearance on 'One Bills Live.' "We stack these guys vertically by position, but then I look, for example, in the third round and I've got this tight end, defensive back and a defensive end all graded in the high third. Do I agree with that? Or if I was on the clock would this guy definitely be the one I'd take of the three? Sometimes you find a guy and the more we talk about it, I wouldn't take him over any of these guys he's even with and then you drop him down a bit. Then maybe you still wouldn't take him over any of the next few guys and you drop him a bit more. It's just checks and balances, one last look-see."

Beane and his personnel department will conduct their final mock draft today (Tuesday), just two days before the actual NFL draft on Thursday night.

Scroll through to view photos of prospects that some mock draft experts have Buffalo selecting in the second or third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

3. Bills draftee makes Top 25 list of best draft values since 2000

With the 2020 NFL draft marking the close of the first two decades of the 21st century, The Ringer's Robert Mays decided to compile a list of the best draft values of the past 20 years.

Among his factors were return on investment based on the value of the pick with which they were selected. Time producing for the original team that drafted them and a host of other factors.

The Bills had one player on the Top 25 list. Coming in at No. 23 on their countdown was DT Kyle Williams.

The first pick in the fifth-round in 2006, Williams was one of the most consistent players on Buffalo's defense for 13 seasons. Here was their assessment of the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle.

Kyle Williams is one of those guys I feel obligated to mention whenever possible, just to make sure his career doesn't get lost to history. Williams fell through the draft cracks for the same reason most defensive tackles do. At 6-foot-1 and 298 pounds, he was undersized for a traditional 3-technique, but his college numbers (4.5-plus sacks in each of his final three seasons at LSU) showed he had plenty of upside as a one-gap tackle. Williams played 13 seasons for Bills and tallied at least five sacks in six of them. That's tremendous production—and staying power—for a guy Buffalo drafted 16 spots after the Patriots took Stephen Gostkowski.

Not surprisingly, the top player for draft pick value in this countdown was Tom Brady, who was the 33rd pick of round six in 2000.

Scroll through to view photos of notable Bills second-round draft picks throughout franchise history. The Bills are currently slated to have their first pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft at number 54 overall.

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