There are 78 days until the 2013 NFL Draft, so with a list of nearly 800 prospects, the Buffalo Bills (like every NFL team) have their work cut out for them to rate those players and whittle down the list to the best fits for their franchise.
There's a lot that needs to be done before that happens, though, and the Bills are in the early stages of that process now.
"Everybody gives their report and we all have a round that we put on the guy," said Bills director of college scouting Chuck Cook (via BuffaloBills.com). "We talk and we shake it out. (Assistant GM) Doug (Whaley) is pretty much the overseer, and he'll ask, 'Why do you see him here? Is he better than the guy ahead of him here?' It's really a collaborative effort."
There are several steps in the process of whittling that list down from the approximate 780 prospects it currently harbors. One of those steps is to compile background character assessments for every player. The Bills have done most of those background assessments and are now working on draft-eligible juniors.