A breakdown of the Buffalo Bills general manager candidates

Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott demonstrates how he wants the defense to lift up a loose ball during practice at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott demonstrates how he wants the defense to lift up a loose ball during practice at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images) /
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26 July 2014: The Eagle’s logo emblazes the awning over the interview center at the NovaCare Complex during the Philadelphia Eagles training camp in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
26 July 2014: The Eagle’s logo emblazes the awning over the interview center at the NovaCare Complex during the Philadelphia Eagles training camp in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images) /

Trey Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

The vibe: Brown was the third candidate interviewed for the job, but he hasn’t gotten a call back yet at this point. Uncertain.

Current role: Director of College Scouting

Why the Bills would bite: They want the hot young thing. Sometimes teams become infatuated with youth in key positions like this, looking to hire a Theo Epstein type that makes the media fawn. Brown was instrumental in checking out Carson Wentz, so depending on how the Bills view that acquisition, they might find themselves taking a chance here.  Brown also spent a few years scouting for the Patriots, so he’s got nice connections in the league despite a shorter tenure than most.

Why they might pass: Just not ready. At the age of 32, Brown just finished his first year as the head of the scouting department for the Eagles. Even just three years ago, he was an area scout. That’s a huge jump over much more qualified personnel, and the only way this happens is if the connection was electric in some way. There’s been zero to indicate that’s the case after Brown’s visit.