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2014 NFL Draft results: Buffalo Bills pick Cyril Richardson

Bills GM Doug Whaley continues to wheel and deal, but pressed pause on the trade front to draft Baylor guard Cyril Richardson in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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With the No. 153 overall pick (fifth round) in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Baylor guard Cyril Richardson.

Before we get to the pick, there's another trade to quickly recap. The Bills held the No. 149 overall selection; they flipped that to Tampa Bay for a seventh-round pick (No. 221 overall), plus a 2015 fifth-round pick. That's the third trade involving a 2015 mid-round pick that GM Doug Whaley has made in roughly the last 24 hours.

Richardson, a fifth-year senior, enters the NFL as one of the more decorated offensive lineman in college football over the past four seasons. He slid in the draft thanks to a bad week at the Senior Bowl and questions about his work ethic and consistency, but the 6'5", 329-pound athlete is a powerful run blocker that, while a bit limited athletically, profiles as a potential long-term starter if he reaches his full potential. Depending on how quickly he assimilates to the pro level, it is not out of the question that he can push for a starting job in Buffalo as a rookie, despite starter-level contracts in hand for Kraig Urbik and Chris Williams. That might be an unfair expectation, however, as Richardson does lack polish; at minimum, he gives the Bills some upside at the backup interior line area in 2014.

The Bills have two more picks to make this afternoon, but barring some sort of trade (which, let's face it, is hardly out of the question at this point), we'll have to wait a while for them - they pick Nos. 221 and 237 overall in the seventh round.

Rd # Team Player Pos. College Ht Wt 40 Coverage
1 4 Bills (f/CLE) Sammy Watkins WR Clemson 6006 211 4.43 link
2 44 Bills (f/STL) Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama 6066 322 5.59 link
3 73 Bills Preston Brown LB Louisville 6012 251 4.86 link
4 109 Bills Ross Cockrell CB Duke 5110 194 4.56 link
5 153 Bills (f/STL) Cyril Richardson OG Baylor 6046 329 5.31 link
7 221 Bills (f/TB)
7 237 Bills (f/PHI)