Buffalo Bills First Round Pick 2015


Oct 26, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) runs with the ball past New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52) to score a touchdown during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Bills won 43-23. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

I know what your thinking, the Bills don’t have a first round pick in the 2015 draft.  You are correct, they don’t.  They traded that pick to the Cleveland Browns to move up to get Sammy Watkins, which has not been as bad a move as some have thought.  Was it a lot to give up their first round pick this year? Were they looking to go quarterback to give EJ Manuel some competition next year? If they didn’t take Sammy and they were sitting at 3-5 right now, I think it would have been a very good possibility.

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As of right now, the Bills look to be set at the receiver position and right now the stop gap of Kyle Orton is keeping the flooding out.  Manuel says he is ready to come back and when he does, he will not hold back; we need to wait and see that one first.

As it stands right now the Bills have the 6th spot in the playoffs.  If the season ended right now, the Bills would be the final wildcard spot.

When the Bills traded and moved up to nab Watkins, they said it was a late round pick that they gave up.  At this point it is true, if the season ended today the Bills would be in the playoffs and the Browns would have the 25th overall pick from the Bills.  Was it worth it? Unfortunately, the season is not over yet.

Last year, at the 2th pick, the San Diego Chargers drafted Jason Verrett, CB.  Verrett has played in 6 games so far for the Chargers and has 19 tackles and 1 interception.  He also just went on the injury list by tearing his labrum.  In 2013, another corner back was taken at the 25th spot by the Minnesota Vikings.  Xavier Rhodes was taken at  25th.  Right now in 1.5 years Rhodes has 21 games played and 73 tackles.

I know that each draft year is different, so anything and anyone could be available come the 25th pick next year.  But there is a look at who was taken at 25 overall the last two years.