The Buffalo Bills entered day three of the NFL draft with three selections, two in the fifth and one in the sixth round.
The Buffalo Bills picked 163, 171 and 195 and kept all three — making zero trades, unlike the first two days. The Bills still had some needs entering day three including, linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver and tight end.
The Bills checked off one of those and added a quarterback. Obviously, the Buffalo Bills can still address those positions through undrafted free agents/trades or veteran free agents. In the end, the Bills checked off three needs in the first two days of the draft
Round 5, Pick 163
Matt Milano, LB, Boston College
The Buffalo Bills and Sean McDermott have to be happy he was still available when they picked at 163. Milano is a tackling machine who just missed two tackles out of 33 on run defense. Milano also figures to contribute on special teams where at Boston College last season blocked three punts and 24 coverage tackles.
Milano reacts quickly to plays and figures to back up Lorenzo Alexander and be a key special team player.
A knock on Milano is his size, as many think he needs to add more weight to his frame.
Round, 5 Pick 171
Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
The Buffalo Bills answered the quarterback question with the selection of Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman. Peterman was considered the most pro ready quarterback in this draft class. And Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network even went as far as to say he is this years Dak Prescott and will start for the Bills.
Peterman is a very accurate quarterback as he was 46.2% on deep ball passes. Peterman was projected to be a 3rd to 4th round pick, but slid to the 5th as many question his arm strength.
Peterman will now come in and compete for the backup role with Cardale Jones and recent signee T.J. Yates — and even have a shot at starting.
Round 6, Pick 195
Tanner Vallejo, LB, Boise State
Vallejo is a special teams ace which should be where he sees most of his time on the field in his rookie season. He is a very athletic linebacker who should be able to handle Cover 2 and is also a very aggressive linebacker.
Vallejo isn’t considered very strong and will have a hard time getting past offensive lineman if he rushes the pass, but for now it is special teams for Vallejo.
So Bills fans what do you think of the Bills day three haul? And what do you think of the Bills overall draft haul? Leave your thoughts below!