The Buffalo Bills have traded both of their second round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft and two of the three third round picks they had, leaving them with just one pick. When are they expected to pick tonight? Here’s our best guess.
In the second round, picks can take up to 7 minutes while in the third round they shift to five minutes. If the teams take the maximum amount of time (32 times 7 plus 31 times 5), it will be 379 minutes from the start of round 2 at 7 Eastern until the Buffalo pick at 1:30 a.m. Eastern, but that’s never happened.
- In 2017, the Detroit Lions went on the clock just after 11:00 p.m. Eastern to select WR Kenny Golladay.
- In 2016, the New England Patriots went on the clock just after 11:00 p.m. Eastern to select DT Vincent Valentine.
- In 2015, the Cleveland Browns went on the clock just after 11:00 p.m. Eastern to select DT Xavier Cooper
- In 2014, the Minnesota Vikings picked RB Jerick McKinnon around 11:20 p.m. Eastern.
So the Bills will probably be on the clock just after 11:00 p.m. Eastern tonight and have their pick in soon after that. That’s if they don’t trade up, which Brandon Beane has done on every pick in his entire tenure as Bills general manager. Stay tuned!