2012 Draft primer

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
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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.

Round Pick Overall
1 10 10
2 9 41
3 8 71
4 10 105
4 29 124
5 9 144
5* 12 147
6 8 178
7 10 217
7# 44 251

Acquired in the Lee Evans trade with Baltimore (2011)
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Acquired in the Marshawn Lynch trade with Seattle (2010)

compensatory pick

**Last 10 NFL draft choices taken 10th overall

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Year Name Team Pos. College
2011 Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville QB Missouri
2010 Tyson Alualu Jacksonville DT Cal
2009 Michael Crabtree San Francisco WR Texas Tech
2008 Jerod Mayo New England LB Tennessee
2007 Amobi Okoye Houston DT Louisville
2006 Matt Leinart Arizona QB USC
2005 Mike Williams Detroit WR USC
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)

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