ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – With the NFL Draft taking place a couple weeks later than usual this year, teams have more time to check and re-check their scouting evaluations. That doesn’t mean Bills GM Doug Whaley is particularly fond of the idea.
“Is it something that’s more or less beneficial? I’d have to say less, because we do our work in the fall and spring,” said Whaley. “We were ready to go yesterday. So it doesn’t help us. And I’m a firm believer in the saying “study long, study wrong.” I like to go with my gut, and usually with a gut instinct with all scouts, is usually the best, the most accurate.”
Whaley gave his scouting staff a week off over Easter to let everyone unwind a bit.
“We said, instead of sitting here banging our heads against the wall, let’s go and refresh ourselves, and get ready to attack these last two weeks. So for our schedule, all we did was push our draft meetings back two weeks,” said Whaley.