Could Buffalo Bills make a pick in the NFL Supplemental Draft?

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For the first time since 2019, the NFL will be holding a Supplemental Draft. This special draft is usually a few months after the NFL Draft and is for players with special circumstances that weren't eligible for the NFL Draft that year.

This season, there are two players available in the Supplemental draft and both are wide receivers with Milton Wright from Purdue and Malachi Wideman from Jackson State.

As CBS Sports noted, the Supplemental Draft does not work like the normal NFL Draft. In this draft, teams are divided up into three groups based on their win total and finish from the year prior. If a team is interested in drafting one of these players they place a big on what round they would select that player and whoever has the highest draft pick bid would be awarded the player.

Buffalo Bills have the draft capital needed if they want to place a bid in the NFL Supplemental Draft

In the 2023 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills had only six draft picks after making a few trades in season by acquiring Nyheim Hines and Dean Marlowe. However, during the NFL Draft general manager Brandon Beane made a couple of trades on Day 3 that allowed them to move back but also add draft picks for next year's NFL Draft.

The Bills have a good chance to have 10 picks next season as they still have each of their own picks in the seven rounds along with two additional sixth round picks due to separate trades they made with the Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams. They also are expected to get a compensatory pick for losing Tremaine Edmunds this offseason.

The fact that the Buffalo Bills have four picks in the final two rounds, it would make sense for the Bills to place a bid with one of those picks to add at wide receiver, which the depth is a bit of a concern entering training camp.