The NFL announced compensatory draft choices for the 2011 NFL Draft, and the Buffalo Bills were one of 23 teams to get one. Buffalo will get an additional seventh-round pick this year - No. 44 overall in the final round, and No. 244 (of 253 total picks) overall.
Per the NFL's press release, this will be the 25th compensatory draft choice awarded to the Bills in the club's history. Compensatory picks were first awarded in 1994.
Thanks to a 2010 trade that sent running back Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks, the Bills already have an additional fourth-round pick to use next month (as well as a conditional mid-round pick in 2012). Adding in the compensatory pick, the Bills now have nine total picks in the 2011 NFL Draft - the same number they had last year.
If I'm capable of counting correctly, here are Buffalo's nine draft choices (overall): 3, 34, 68, 100, 122, 133, 169, 206 and 244.