The Bills have seven total picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and will draft for the first time with the 30th pick in Round 1. Buffalo was able to hang on to much of its top talent from last season, including guard Jon Feliciano, tackle Daryl Williams, and linebacker Matt Milano, a fact that pleased star wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs, who had one of the best seasons in franchise history in his first year with Buffalo in 2020, was also happy about the team’s addition of Emmanuel Sanders on a one-year deal.
Led by Diggs and Pro Bowl QB Josh Allen, the Bills went 13-3 and won the AFC East in 2020 before losing to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. In this year’s draft, the Bills could look to bolster their offense with additions at running back to complement Zack Moss and Devin Singletary. Just days after the playoff loss, head coach Sean McDermott made the run game a priority for improvement. “I can start off by saying we’ve got to be able to run the football better,” McDermott said in January. The Bills were third in the league in total offense but ranked 20th in rush yards per game.
Buffalo could also look to add a tight end. In March, general manager Brandon Beane confirmed that the team had expressed interest in Tampa Bay’s Rob Gronkowski, but that nothing official materialized. Dawson Knox currently leads the Bills’ tight end group and tallied 24 receptions for 288 yards and three touchdowns last season.
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Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft Picks:
- Round 1: No. 30 – Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
- Round 2: No. 61 – Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest
- Round 3: No. 93 – Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
- Round 5: No. 161 (from LV) – Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (OH)
- Round 6: No. 203 (from WAS through LV, MIA, and HOU) – Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston
- Round 6: No. 212 (from NO through HOU) – Damar Hamlin, S, Pittsburgh
- Round 6: No. 213 – Rachad Wildgoose, CB, Wisconsin
- Round 7: No. 236 (from CAR) – Jack Anderson, OG, Texas Tech
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