Buffalo Bills: Re-grading each pick from the 2017 NFL Draft
Later in the draft, the Buffalo Bills would not pick until the 5th round, due to trades made earlier, when they selected linebacker Matt Milano out of Boston College.
During his time at Boston College, the Orlando, FL., native appeared in 36 games for the Eagles, recording 140 total tackles, 14 sacks and a lone interception. In his 2015 season, Milano ranked sixth in the ACC in “tackles for a loss” with 18 on the campaign and also ranked 10th in sacks with 6.5. In his following 2016 season, Milano was voted All-ACC honorable mention by the league head coaches and conference media, earned Pro Football Focus All-ACC First Team accolade and was named Boston Collage’s William J. Flynn MVP recipient.
In his rookie season with the Bills, the linebacker played in 16 games, recording 49 total tackles and an interception.
Now playing alongside 2018 draft pick, Tremain Edmunds, the Bills defense has arguably been one of the best as they ranked second in the league in yards against with 294.1 yards-per-game. To make matters even better, they ranked first in the league in passing yards per game with only 179.2 yards.
Milano’s presence is still felt to this day as he cracked the NFL top 50 players in tackles and just last year broke the 100 tackle benchmark with 101 total tackles.