1. Buffalo's official picks are in for the 2021 NFL Draft
The NFL has announced official picks for each team in the upcoming NFL Draft that will take place on Thursday, April 29 and go through Saturday, May 1. Buffalo has seven picks--one in the first round, one in the second round, one in the third round, two in the fifth round, one in the sixth round and one in the seventh round.
Buffalo's seven picks:
Round 1, pick 30
Round 2, pick 61
Round 3, pick 93
Round 5, pick 161 from the Las Vegas Raiders
Round 5, pick 174
Round 6, pick 213
Round 7, pick 236 from the Carolina Panthers
The draft is seven rounds and includes 259 selections. The order also includes 33 Compensatory Selections.
2. Should the Bills make this move in free agency?
With the first week of free agency over, Bleacher Report picked one move each team should still make in free agency. For Buffalo, it's simple—add depth in the trenches.
Buffalo Bills: Bring In Inexpensive Depth in the Trenches
The Bills don't have many holes on their roster. The loss of wide receiver John Brown was offset by the addition of Emmanuel Sanders. The team got one of the steals of free agency when it brought back starting cornerback Levi Wallace for just over $2 million.
Of course, the Bills don't have much to spend on free agents. As a matter of fact, they are about $2.2 million in the red against the salary cap.
General manager Brandon Beane will no doubt make a few moves to open up some cap space. But at this point, any free-agent deals will be low-end depth signings.
In that regard, the trenches are usually the way to go. Whether it's a versatile veteran O-lineman like D.J. Fluker or an inexpensive defensive lineman like Alex Okafor, you can never have too much depth up front.
3. You could be a part of the "Inner Circle" at the NFL Draft
The NFL announced several details for the 2021 NFL Draft that's taking place in Cleveland beginning on Thursday, April 29 and going through Saturday, May 1. The 86th annual NFL Draft will take elements of last year's virtual Draft and add in-person elements.
Set against the backdrop of Lake Erie, the NFL Draft Main Stage will serve as the central hub for Draft activities, including where pick announcements will be made by Commissioner Goodell and other special guests. In addition to picks being made in Cleveland, the NFL and clubs will partner to make selections from across the country on Day 3. The Draft Theatre will act as the viewing zone for the Main Stage and will seat invited guests, including individuals selected for the exclusive "Inner Circle presented by Subway."
Fans who are chosen by their clubs will serve as Draft ambassadors who will be a part of the "Inner Circle." Those fans will have the perfect seat to cheer on their teams as the picks come in. Fans who are selected to sit in the "Inner Circle" must be fully vaccinated. If you are not selected, there are other activities open to the public.
Utilizing learnings and protocols from Super Bowl fan experiences in Tampa, the NFL Draft Experience – the NFL's interactive football theme park – will be free and open to the public around FirstEnergy Stadium during all three days of the Draft. To manage capacity, reservations will be required to attend the free Draft Experience through the NFL OnePass app, which will be available for download the week of March 29.
The 2021 NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ESPN and ABC. For more information about Draft activities, visit NFL.com/Draft.