The Buffalo Bills currently are holding the No. 3 pick overall in this year’s NFL Draft. And they’ve been bringing in several projected first-round picks for visits.
Bills head coach Chan Gailey discussed what he looks for when players make visits.
“There are two things that you’re looking for. One to see how they handle themselves in public, around new people,” Gailey explained during last week’s NFL coaches breakfast at the NFL owners meetings. “The other thing is we get a lot more time with them to find out about their football knowledge. What do they really know, what did they get prepped on for the 15-minute interview at the combine versus what do they really know. Because if you can sit down with a guy for 45 minutes to an hour or an hour and 15 minutes, you can really find out about the guy and how much he can retain.
A couple of our visitors were guys we had at the Senior Bowl and we sort of knew about them, so we wanted to be around them maybe in a more social setting than we did in a formal coach-player setting.”