Buffalo Bills currently employ 12 former first-round NFL Draft picks


A quick look at how the Buffalo Bills, regardless of how they were acquired, were viewed as they entered the NFL as rookies.

Today, May 14, the Buffalo Bills have 89 players on their active roster, and 50 of them were drafted into the NFL. Of those 50, an even dozen were first-round picks.

The Bills currently have 30 players that they drafted on the roster, including the seven that were just added last week in the 2014 NFL Draft. 20 players are former draftees of other teams in the league, while the remaining 39 on the roster are current or former undrafted free agents. (You'll recognize many names on that list, as well.)

A breakdown of the Bills' roster by draft status is below. The chart is divided up by round, and then by whether the Bills took a player in that round or another team did. What do you make of the team's makeup heading into the 2014 season?

Rd by Bills by Other
1 EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Eric Wood, C, Louisville
Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
Chris Williams, OL, Vanderbilt (CHI)
Mario Williams, DE, North Carolina State (HOU)
Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU (IND)
Manny Lawson, DE, North Carolina State (SF)
Keith Rivers, LB, USC (CIN)
2 Robert Woods, WR, USC
Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
Aaron Williams, DB, Texas
Alan Branch, DT, Michigan (ARI)
Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida (NE)
3 Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
T.J. Graham, WR, North Carolina State
Preston Brown, LB, Louisville
Ramses Barden, WR, Cal Poly (NYG)
Tony Moeaki, TE, Iowa (KC)
Kraig Urbik, OG, Wisconsin (PIT)
4 Marcus Easley, WR, Connecticut
Chris Hairston, OT, Clemson
Nigel Bradham, LB, Florida State
Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke
Da'Norris Searcy, S, North Carolina
Duke Williams, S, Nevada
Evan Rodriguez, FB, Temple (CHI)
Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse (TB)
Scott Chandler, TE, Iowa (SD)
5 Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor
Kyle Williams, DT, LSU
Jonathan Meeks, S, Clemson
Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon (PIT)
Frank Summers, FB, UNLV (PIT)
Lee Smith, TE, Marshall (NE)
Corey Graham, CB, New Hampshire (CHI)
6 Mark Asper, C, Oregon
Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State
Anthony Dixon, RB, Mississippi State (SF)
Jarius Wynn, DT, Georgia (GB)
7 Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas
Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (FL)
Randell Johnson, LB, Florida Atlantic
Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State (PHI)

Notable former undrafted free agents on the roster include backup quarterback Thad Lewis, running back Fred Jackson, offensive linemen Erik Pears and Doug Legursky, defensive lineman Corbin Bryant, linebacker Ty Powell, cornerback Nickell Robey, and specialists Dan Carpenter, Brian Moorman and Garrison Sanborn.

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