Already stocked with nine draft picks for next month’s NFL Draft, the Bills now have an extra selection on draft day.
BuffaloBills.com reports that the Bills have been awarded a compensatory selection that will fall near the end of the 7th and final round of the Draft. The pick will be the 251st selection overall – just two picks away from the last selection at #253.
Buffalo now has a ten picks total, with their full allotment of one pick per round and three extra picks – one in the fourth round (Lee Evans trade), one in the fifth round (Marshawn Lynch trade), and this selection in the final round.
An extra seventh round pick might not seem like anything to get excited about, but you have to remember that despite Buffalo’s recent shaky draft history the team has done very well in the seventh round in recent seasons. After all, the Bills unearthed one star (WR Stevie Johnson) and a few contributors (LT Demetrius Bell and CB Justin Rogers) in Round 7 in the past few years.
If we’re lucky, this year the Bills will take a player as interesting as the man they selected with a 7th-round compensatory selection in 2011 – the enormous Michael Jasper.