The highs and lows of the 2018 NFL Draft are officially over. The Buffalo Bills entered the draft with nine picks overall and ended with eight, despite trading up twice. With a myriad of team needs the Bills were widely expected to select their quarterback of the future. Beyond QB pundits and fans were looking for help at wide receiver, most of the offensive line, and linebacker to name a few positions. The offensive side of the team was widely felt to be the weaker unit.
The Bills ultimately added an even mix with four players on the offensive side of the ball and four on defense. As you’ve likely heard, the Bills didn’t waste much time on the quarterback position. A trade in the first round landed them pick number seven (from 12) bringing Josh Allen from Wyoming to Buffalo. The Bills traded up a second time in the first round, answering the need at middle linebacker with the selection of Tremaine Edmunds out of Virginia Tech. The Bills weren’t back on the clock until the third round, where they went with a defensive back. This was noted as an area of interest pre-draft. Check out the full rundown right below.
R1 Pick 7 (traded from 12): Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
R1 Pick 16 (traded from 22): Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
R3 Pick 96: Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford (pick 96)
R4 Pick 121: Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State (pick 121)
R5 Pick 154: Siran Neal, S, Jacksonville State (pick 154)
R5 Pick 166: Wyatt Teller, G, Virginia Tech (pick 166)
R6 Pick 187: Ray-Ray McCloud, WR, Clemson
R7 Pick 255: Austin Proehl, WR, North Carolina
Now that it’s all over...
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