On this episode of Talking Buffalo as we reach the one week mark before the 2024 NFL Draft, Patrick Moran goes over eight draft prospects that he likes that are not going to be first-round selections in addition to thoughts and commentary immediately following the Buffalo Sabres at least somewhat surprising firing of head coach Don Granato on Tuesday.

It’s easy to spend most if not all your time as a fan or content creator obsessing over the biggest names and who will be the first pick of the Bills next Thursday whether they stay at No. 28 or move up for someone, but in reality drafts and even championships are often made on days two and three of the NFL draft. Patrick has eight guys likely to be selected in the second to fifth round range that he’s pretty high and thinks could be a great fit for Buffalo. The list includes a pair of guys in the trenches that could play meaningful snaps right away, two wide receivers that could contribute and potentially even start by season’s end and a pair of prospects from the team Patrick’s a big fan of, Notre Dame.

Turning to the Sabres, Patrick expresses his thoughts on the team announcing Granato’s dismissal the morning following their season finale in Tampa the night before. Patrick’s admittedly borderline shocked and outlines reasons why he thinks the move was completely necessary to show not just the roster, but fans that they’re fully committed to winning and ending the longest playoff drought in NHL history. Patrick also gives credit to Pegula for not sticking with Granato despite giving him an extension and lists a few guys he can see taking over the reigns, including one Sabres fans are incredibly familiar with. Spoiler alert—it’s Lindy Ruff. That and much more today.


Follow Patrick Moran/Talking Buffalo Podcast 

Substack: Patrick Moran’s Substack

Twitter:  @PatMoranTweets.

Facebook: Talking Buffalo Podcast 

YouTube: Talking Buffalo Podcast YouTube Channel