Round 6 (195th overall)
Original Selection: Tanner Vallejo, OLB (Boise State)
Re-Draft Selection: Taysom Hill, QB (BYU)
The Buffalo Bills final selection in the 2017 NFL Draft came in the sixth round with the pick of Tanner Vallejo. The former Boise State linebacker only spent one season with the Bills, appearing in 15 games. He has went on to play for three teams over the past two years with stops with the Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins.
A much better pick here would have been quarterback Taysom Hill, who went undrafted but eventually signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers. Hill was waived at the start of the year and eventually joined the New Orleans Saints.
He has been a unique weapon for the Saints as he has played quarterback, tight end, wide receiver, running back as well as their primary returner on special teams. He would have been an interesting weapon in this offense as he is very athletic and could have been an excellent backup to Josh Allen, who the Bills selected the following year.
Looking back on the 2017 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills made some key moves that are paying big dividends with the selections of Tre’Davious White, Dion Dawkins and Matt Milano. However, there was certainly room for improvement at the other picks.