Round 5 (163rd overall)
Original Selection: Matt Milano, LB (Boston College)
Re-Draft Selection: Matt Milano, LB (Boston College)
Due to the two trades in the second round, the Buffalo Bills didn’t have another pick until the fifth round when they selected Matt Milano. The linebacker position was a bit influx as the Bills were moving from Rex Ryan’s hybrid defense to more of a traditional 4-3 defense under Sean McDermott.
They needed linebackers that fit this defense better and the selection of Matt Milano made a lot of sense. He would eventually earn the starting job as a a rookie, starting five games. He kept that job heading into his second season but played only 13 games after suffering a season ending broken leg.
However, he returned this past season and started 15 games. For his career, he has 228 total tackles, four interceptions and 18 passes defended. Milano is entering the final year of his contract and the Bills should try to work out a contract extension before the start of the year.