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Buffalo junior RB Jordan Johnson rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Thursday's 18-17 win over Kent State.

Johnson went over 120 yards in each of the past two games but was stuck in a timeshare tonight with Anthone Taylor, who finally appears to be healthy. That's good news for the Bulls but bad news for Johnson's DFS prospects.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:32:00 PM

Buffalo junior RB Jordan Johnson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in Thursday's 29-24 win over Miami (OH).

Through six contests, Jordan's season-high for rushing was 79 yards. He's bettered that in each of his last two games, rumbling for 147 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio on October 24, then turning around a few days later to gouge Miami (OH) for 123. Overall, the 6-foot, 220-pound junior's rushed for 575 yards with seven touchdowns scored.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Buffalo junior CB Boise Ross leads the FBS in pass breakups, with 10 deflections and two interceptions.

Ross is a former receiver and is just in his first full season at the new position. Apparently Ross made the switch due to injuries on Buffalo's roster, and the junior is flourishing. Ross will need to be at his best versus Bowling Green this weekend.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Seahawks selected Buffalo DE Kristjan Sokoli with the No. 214 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Sokoli (6'5/290) was a low-impact college nose tackle, managing 32 tackles — three for a loss — and six batted passes as a senior. He generated buzz in the draft community following a freakish Pro Day workout, posting a J.J. Watt-like SPARQ score with a 4.86 forty, 38-inch vertical and 31 bench-press reps. A former high school basketball player, punter and kicker, Sokoli is a total project whose athleticism has yet to be unlocked.
Sat, May 2, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Buffalo DL Kristjan Sokoli is scheduled to visit the Seahawks.

Sokoli is one of the top athletic testers in this class (in the 99.8 percentile for his position, according to Zach Whitman), so the connection makes complete sense. The Seahawks are one of the few teams to have patience with late rounders or undrafted free agents and tend to prioritize athletes in these areas. Sokoli, a defensive lineman, checks these boxes.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Buffalo DL Kristjan Sokoli has visits scheduled with the Seahawks, Giants and Jets.

Sokoli is a solid SPARQ athlete, which incorporates weight. At 6'5/300 lbs, Sokoli certainly has size and would likely be a project investment on the third day of the draft. Kevin Weidl consistently brought up Sokoli's name during the Medal of Honor Bowl week.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Buffalo redshirt senior DT Kristjan Sokoli stuffed the stat sheet in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Teammate Shaq Riddick was far more flashy, but Sokoli was also extremely disruptive. The Bulls' prospect finished with two solo tackles, a TFL, and a deflected pass. ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote last week that Sokoli was a star at Medal of Honor Bowl practices, especially during 1-on-1 drills. "Strong dude with quick, heavy hands," Weidl wrote. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder is athletic and versatile.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 02:29:00 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl reported from Medal of Honor Bowl practices that Buffalo redshirt senior DT Kristjan Sokoli was impressive during 1-on-1 drills.

"Strong dude with quick, heavy hands," Weidl wrote. Sokoli redshirted his first year on campus and entered the defensive line rotation in 2011. He's long-limbed (34-inch arms) and athletic, with the versatility to move around formations. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder tackle began his career as a 220-pound defensive end, so you know he comes equipped with a work ethic.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Buffalo has hired Wisconsin–Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold to the same position.

Leipold had a ridiculous tenure at UWW, compiling a record of 53-3 since 207 at the Division III level. Leipold was an assistant at Nebraska from 2001-2003, but this will be his first FBS work since.
Source: Fox Sports
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Buffalo fired HC Jeff Quinn on Monday, promoting OC Alex Wood in his place.

Quinn led the team to a 20-36 record in five years including a bowl bid last year, the school's second ever. Quinn lost talents like Khalil Mack and Branden Oliver to the NFL. He signed a contract extension through 2017 after the 2012 season. The Bulls face Central Michigan after an off week.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Raiders selected OLB Khalil Mack with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Mack (6-foot-2 3/4, 251) was the 2013 MAC Defensive POY, finishing his career with an NCAA-record 16 forced fumbles, and tying Jason Babin's record for tackles for loss (75). He posted 10.5 sacks and three interceptions as a senior. Deemed the draft's top player by analysts Mike Mayock and Merril Hoge, Mack ran 4.65 at the Combine with jaw-dropping vertical (40") and broad (10-foot-8) jumps. Mack draws Von Miller comparisons for his edge-bending ability, violent playing style, and diverse pass-rush repertoire. A particularly proficient bull rusher, Mack should be an immediate double-digit sack threat, even in Oakland. The Raiders suddenly have a lot of pass-rush talent with Mack, Sio Moore, LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck, and Antonio Smith up front.
Thu, May 8, 2014 08:45:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the Atlanta Falcons could "likely" trade up for Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack if he falls to the No.4 spot.

"We’ve talked about Falcons possibly trading for No. 1. Appears more likely they trade for No. 4 with Browns if Khalil Mack is available," Rapoport tweeted. Trading up to the No.1 spot for Clowney could be too rich for the Falcons blood, but coming away with Mack at No.4 spot, would at least secure them with a pass rusher that they covet.
Thu, May 8, 2014 05:33:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock ranked Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack No. 1 in his most recent Top 100 prospect rankings.

Mayock isn't backing off his love of the Bills' edge-rushing terror, and the league as a whole seems to have caught up in recent days, with rumors swirling that Mack could be the No. 1 pick if Houston can't trade down. Mayock's colleague at NFL.com, Gil Brandt, predicts Mack will be drafted ahead of Jadeveon Clowney. We're less than 48 hours away from finding out in what should be the wildest draft in recent memory. Mayock, by the way, ranks Clowney No. 2.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, May 6, 2014 09:04:00 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt predicts Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack will be drafted ahead of Jadeveon Clowney.

Asked by Peter King to predict a storyline that will surprise the public, Brandt said: "I don’t think Teddy Bridgewater falls to the second round. I think Johnny Manziel will go in the top five, but not number one. And I think Khalil Mack gets picked ahead of Jadeveon Clowney." Brandt, a long-time evaluator for the Cowboys, is no mouth piece for Houston's front office nor Mack's representation. The rumors of Mack's ascension to possible top billing have been swirling heavily over the past 24 hours, though GM Rick Smith would prefer to trade down.
Mon, May 5, 2014 07:24:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Friday's SportsCenter that Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack might still be under Houston's consideration for the No. 1 overall pick.

"I do not believe Khalil Mack can be dismissed from the conversation at the No. 1 pick," Schefter said. SI's Peter King reported last month that a "friend" of Houston GM Rick Smith told him Smith prefers Mack to Clowney. Most believe the Texans will select South Carolina edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney, but industry consensus has always stated that Mack is a far better fit for Romeo Crennel's 3-4 scheme.
Fri, May 2, 2014 10:29:00 PM


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