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2013 NFL Draft results: Buffalo Bills pick Chris Gragg

A highly athletic H-Back type, the Bills are hoping to strike gold with a capable move tight end in Gragg.


With the No. 222 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Arkansas tight end Chris Gragg.

Buffalo has been in the market for a "move" tight end this off-season, wooing Delanie Walker and Fred Davis in unrestricted free agency - but ultimately losing out on signing both of those players. In Gragg, the Bills have a smaller, more athletic tight end or H-Back type that can conceivably compete with Dorin Dickerson for a role in Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett's offense.

The 6'3", 244-pound Gragg was not a highly productive player in an Arkansas offense featuring Tyler Wilson at quarterback; he finished his college career with 72 receptions, 1,003 yards and seven touchdowns, with the vast majority of that production coming between 2011 and 2012. He is, however, an outstanding athlete: he blew up at the Combine in February with a 4.5-second 40-yard dash (some scouts had him in the 4.4s) and a 37.5-inch vertical jump.

Depth at tight end was a need entering draft weekend - particularly in the category of tight ends that can be considered receiving threats - and Gragg gives the Bills a late-round athlete with upside at the position. He does not address the immediate need of what might happen at the position if Scott Chandler can't begin the 2013 season healthy, but the Bills are now unquestionably more talented at the position.