It was a fortunate match of value, needs and positional depth in the 2016 NFL draft for the Bills. The result was Buffalo capably plugging some of their biggest holes with rookies who can step in and start.
He was not a selection in 2016 NFL draft, but that might have proven to be better for Williamsville native Glenn Gronkowski as he agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills Saturday evening.
Speed was the primary asset of Buffalo's final two draft choices, WR Kolby Listenbee and CB Kevon Seymour.
The Bills finished up their work in the 2016 draft by selecting CB Kevon Seymour of USC with their second pick in the sixth round.
Jonathan Williams did not play in 2015 due to a foot injury, but in his college career the big-bodied back proved difficult to bring down.
TCU WR Kolby Listenbee is not an easy receiver to catch, but there's more to him than his speed. Here's more on Buffalo's first sixth-round pick.
He was forced to sit behind a pair of quarterbacks in college and it taught Cardale Jones patience and how to be a team player while motivating him to improve his personal game. He walks into a very similar situation in Buffalo, and that's a good thing knowing his game still needs refinement.
The Bills added to their depth at running back in the 5th round by selecting Jonathan Williams from Arkansas.
The Bills as expected drafted a quarterback at the end of round four taking Ohio State QB Cardale Jones.
Buffalo made Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington their third-round pick Friday night. An up the field penetrator, Washington brings an added dimension to the Bills defensive front.
Reggie Ragland was another player who GM Doug Whaley sees as a day one starter in Buffalo's defense. He's expected to play the weak inside linebacker spot.
The Bills went defense a third time in round three selecting Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington.
Buffalo's personnel department determined late Thursday night they were going to try to make a trade to get in position in round two to take LB Reggie Ragland. Their day long efforts were ultimately rewarded following a trade with Chicago.
Here are five things to know about Buffalo's newest inside linebacker.
The run on cornerbacks, wide receivers and offensive linemen has pushed more defensive talent into the top of round two. What top end prospects might reach the Bills at pick 49?
In this edition of Social Spotlight, follow Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick Shaq Lawson on his first night as a Bill.
He was still in Chicago when he said it, but between Rex Ryan's Clemson connections to Sammy Watkins to the 'All in' motto the Bills have borrowed from his college team Shaq Lawson already feels at home with Buffalo.
|04/29/2016||Released TE Jacob Maxwell and LB A.J. Tarpley.|
|04/19/2016||Released LB Tony Steward.|
|04/18/2016||Released DB Cam Thomas.|
|04/15/2016||Released T Tyson Chandler.|
|04/12/2016||Agreed to terms with S