Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft is still 99 days away but the evaluation of eligible prospects is already underway.
While many top college players are headed to Mobile, Alabama for next week's Senior Bowl, many others will hit the field in this weekends East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Although it isn't a stage that normally features many first round picks, the event has featured many notable current and former NFL players including former Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, Philadelphia Eagles guard Brandon Brooks, and Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown.
There are a number of players that should interest the Bills this weekend.
Here's a look a a few:
Ohio State wide receiver Binjimen Victor fits the mold at 6-foot-4.
Victor has an extremely large catch radius and has good speed for a big target. While Victor is someone you can trust to come down with passes in tight coverage, he is a very smooth route runner too.
Like Victor and many other receivers at the East-West Shrine game, Overton is one of the taller prospects at 6-foot-4.
That should go over well with coaches.
Looking for value later in the draft, Buffalo could take a look at Alex Highsmith. The walk-on at Charlotte finished his collegiate career with a 15-sack season and 21.5 tackles for a loss, which was second in the nation only behind Ohio State defensive end Chase Young.
He finished the 2019 season with four multi-sack games, including a 4.5 sack performance against Old Dominion.
The UCF product played outside cornerback but it wouldn't be surprising to see him used all over the formation in the NFL.
His instincts were apparent when making plays on the ball. Clarke had multiple interceptions in each of the last two years, to go along with double-digit pass deflections.
Quarterman isn't a great athlete that can hold his own in coverage against athletic tight ends and running backs. That isn't what the Bills need.
They need what Quarterman is good at - tackling. In short yardage situations, the red zone, the Miami middle linebacker could be a dependable player.
Quarterman's stock could rise significantly if he shows some sort of coverage ability this week.
Teams shouldn't put all their eggs in the East-West Shrine Game basket when building their rookie class, but talent can come from anywhere in the NFL. History shows this weekend's rookie showcase has its share of success stories.
Perhaps the next story will end in Buffalo.