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Moving around in the draft?

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With the NFL draft just around the corner, the Bills maybe addressing one position in free agency. The team hosted Karlos Dansby at One Bills Drive Tuesday. The free agent linebacker has been very productive over nine season, but was surprising let go by Miami this offseason. In 136 career games with the Dolphins and Cardinals, Dansby has 887 tackles, 31.5 sacks, and 11 interceptions.

Quarterback is a position the Bills addressed in free agency signing Kevin Kobb. They also plan to address it in the draft later this week. The Bills have the eighth overall pick, but just six total picks. It's not a lock they will stay at eight. They may move back or up.

"I think we are going to plan for any possible scenario," said GM in waiting Doug Whaley. "Obviously with the limited number of picks it is going to limit what we can do but we will have a plan for any way this draft falls."

One possible target is USC QB Matt Barkley. His stock is sliding a bit, after missing time due to injury last season. Barkley's also dealing with history. Former Trojan quarterbacks, such as Mark Sanchez and Matt Leinart have had problems in the NFL. Maybe creating a red flag for QBs coming out of USC?

"You are going to take everybody on a case-by-case basis," rebutted Whaley. "You cannot just throw a blanket statement out about a program and say, ‘Oh just because he is from this school this is going to be his legacy.’ I would just say again, a case-by-case basis.

"The program you are probably going to get a better chance to see them against top level competition and help you judge it that way, but that is where, for me, I think it starts and stops."

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