With the No. 251 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Western Michigan kicker John Potter.
Bills GM Buddy Nix said last week that the team would use its last pick - a compensatory pick - to lock up a player that they'd normally try to sign as a priority undrafted free agent. That player this year was Potter, who comes into Buffalo as a kickoff specialist and training camp competition for veteran Rian Lindell, who just signed a four-year contract extension earlier this off-season.
It's not a mirage, friends. The Bills drafted a kicker. They haven't done that since 1988, when they made West Carolina kicker Kirk Roach a fifth-round pick. The GM that season? Bill Polian. Clearly, the Bills are back on track to four straight Super Bowl appearances making this pick. It's not fate. It's science.
With that, the Bills have made their nine picks and are done in the 2012 NFL Draft. More to come shortly!