Bills' Seventh Round Picks in NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills will close out their participation in the 2008 NFL Draft with three selections in the seventh round.  Those selections are...

7-219: Demetrius Bell, OT, Northwestern State
- We knew coming into the day that the Bills would try to target an offensive lineman who can play guard and tackle; a "swing" lineman, if you will.  At 6'5" and 303 pounds, Bell is that type of lineman.  He's only got three years of experience in football, but he's a big kid with a load of potential.  In the seventh round, a developmental project with as much upside as Bell has is about all you can hope for.  This is a strong pick for the Bills.

7-224: Steve Johnson, WR, Kentucky
- I really, really like this pick.  Johnson is a productive receiver coming out of the SEC, and at 6'2", 210 pounds and with 4.55 speed, he has the ability to be an underrated slot receiver at the NFL level.  He's not quick or explosive, but he's a smooth player who scored 13 touchdowns in his one productive college season - outproducing his college teammate, Keenan Burton, in 2007.  This is a nice seventh-round flier selection that could pan out and add some solid depth to Buffalo's receiving corps.

7-251: Kennard Cox, CB, Pittsburgh
- A 6'0", 195-pound cornerback that runs a 4.58-second 40 is nearly a perfect fit for a Cover 2.  He is also the cousin of Buccaneers CB Torrie Cox.  This is the third cornerback that the Bills have selected in this year's draft (though he could also be shifted to safety), and if Cox can't prove his mettle on special teams, he likely won't make the roster.

That does it for the 2008 NFL Draft, at least from the Bills' perspective.  I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by Buffalo Rumblings for your Bills draft coverage this weekend.  I'm tabling my thoughts on the draft as a whole until tomorrow morning (going to sleep on it for a little perspective), so I hope to see many of you back here tomorrow morning for that.  In the meantime, feel free to leave your final draft thoughts in the comments section or in a FanPost.  Go Bills!

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