Here's the Bills news of note for May 3rd.
1 - Peterman's accuracy on display in trick shot videoBills fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman has a lot of highlights from his college career at Pitt, most notably his team's upset win at Clemson which proved to be the only loss for the eventual national champions. But there's another video of Peterman circulating on YouTube that demonstrates the accuracy of Buffalo's newest QB.
Peterman along with the video department at Pitt did a series of different trick shots popularized by Dude Perfect. The Bills QB even incorporated his wife into the act, employing some of her soccer skills.
"It was really just one of my buddies, our film guy, just had the idea after watching too many DudePerfect videos wanted to do something like this. It was something just in the summer to have a little fun and keep the fans entertained when there's not much going out. It's kind of funny how it's blowing up, but it was just something I could do between classes and workouts.
**2 - East Carolina HC Montgomery had advice for Jones
**Zay Jones college head coach Scottie Montgomery made an appearance on the John Murphy Show this week and was asked if he passed along advice to his wide receiver, who became a second-round pick of the Bills last weekend. Montgomery, who played four seasons in the NFL as a receiver and also coached receivers for the Pittsburgh Steelers like Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown shared the advice he gave Jones.
"The first thing that I told him was don't let success go to your head and don't let failure go to your heart," said Montgomery. "You have to go in with your eyes wide open and your mouth closed, but you also have to have an aggressive nature about you in the room. When you walk into the room everybody else needs to feel your presence when you walk in there. And you do that with wit.
"You do it with understanding of the scheme and understanding of your coach and when you go out on the field no one on that field gets to touch you. No one. Defensive backs don't get to hold you or grab you. Receivers don't get to make this comment or that comment. Then the veterans will show you who they are by the way that they work."
Montgomery believes that in time Jones will prove he's capable of handling one of the top two outside receiver roles full time.
3 - McDermott, Bills labeled winner in 2017 draftWe've seen a host of draft grades that are probably very premature with respect to the 2017 draft class for every NFL club. A more general review was applied by SI.com as they chose to identify draft winners and losers. Good news for Buffalo as head coach Sean McDermott was placed in the winner category.
Winner: Bills coach Sean McDermott
A little more than 12 hours after the draft wrapped, the Bills fired GM Doug Whaley and their entire scouting department. Owner Terry Pegula acknowledged Sunday that McDermott will be consulted during the search for Whaley's replacement, but the optics of the moves indicate that McDermott had a big hand in what appears to have been a solid draft. The first-year head coach ends up with feisty corner Tre'Davious White, record-breaking East Carolina wideout Zay Jones, a QB project in Nathan Peterman and a second first-round pick for 2018.