Here's a rundown of all the details and logistics you'll need to know for the 2012 NFL draft along with a bit of Bills history.
What: *77th Annual NFL Player Draft
*Where:Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
When:Thursday, April 26, 8 pm (Round 1)
Friday, April 27, 7 pm (Rounds 2 & 3)
Saturday, April 28, Noon (Rounds 4-7)
There will be a total of 253 selections made. NFL Clubs have 10 minutes per selection in round 1, seven minutes per selection in round two and five minutes per selection every round thereafter.
Buffalo holds the 10th overall pick in round one, the first time they will pick 10th in team history. The Bills have a total of 10 picks, one of seven NFL clubs holding 10 or more this year.
Here are the locations of Buffalo's 10 choices by round, pick in the round and pick overall.
Acquired in the Lee Evans trade with Baltimore (2011)
*Acquired in the Marshawn Lynch trade with Seattle (2010)
**Last 10 NFL draft choices taken 10th overall
|2009||Michael Crabtree||San Francisco||WR||Texas Tech|
|2008||Jerod Mayo||New England||LB||Tennessee|
|2004||Dunta Robinson||Houston||CB||So. Carolina|
|2003||Terrell Suggs||Baltimore||OLB||Arizona St.|
|2002||Levi Jones||Cincinnati||OT||Arizona St.|
Here's a listing of the Bills most popular first-round picks by position in franchise history along with the last player taken in the first round at each of those positions.
|Pos.||Total #||Last Player Taken|
|DB||11||Leodis McKelvin, 2008|
|RB||11||C.J. Spiller, 2010|
|OT||6||Mike Williams, 2002|
|WR||6||Lee Evans, 2004|
|DE||5||Aaron Maybin, 2009|
|DT||4||Marcell Dareus, 2011|
|G||3||Eric Wood, 2009|
|LB||3||Shane Conlan, 1987|
|C||2||Jim Ritcher, 1980|
|QB||2||J.P. Losman, 2004|
|TE||2||Tony Hunter, 1983|
Finally these are the top five schools for Bills draft choices in team annals
Top 5 schools for Bills draft picks
1. Penn State (20)
2. Notre Dame (19)
T3. North Carolina (17)
T3. Ohio State (17)
5. Michigan (15)