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Bills Daily 2018 Draft Board NFL Draft

Thursday April 26 8:00pm - Round 1
Friday April 27 7:00pm - Rounds 2&3
Saturday April 28 12:00pm - Rounds 4-7
NFL Draft Tracker

Here is the Bills draft board for the class of 2018. We will update this page after each pick. Click the links on each player's name takes you to expert analysis about the player. We have our player capsules up after every few picks and check back on Sunday for our final grade!

Round Pick Overall Pos. Player College
  1   7     7+ QB Josh Allen Wyoming
  1  16++    16++ LB Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech
  3  32    96*** DT Harrison Phillips Stanford
  4  21  121 CB Taron Johnson Weber St.
  5  17  154++ S Siran Neal Jacksonville St.
  5  29  166**** G Wyatt Teller Virginia Tech
  6  13  187******** WR Ray-Ray McCloud Clemson
  7  37  255+ WR Austin Proehl North Carolina

++-The Bills sent their 21st pick and the 65th pick to the Ravens for the 16th pick and 154th overall pick.
+-The Bills sent their 12th pick, the 53rd pick, and the 56th pick they acquired from the Rams to the Bucs for the 7th overall and the 255th overall.
*-The Bills received the Chiefs first round pick, 22nd overall, in last year's draft day swap of first round picks.
**-Bills received the Rams 2nd round pick, 56th overall, in the trade with the Rams where E.J. Gaines came to Buffalo and Sammy Watkins went to LA.
***-Bills received Eagles 3rd round pick, 96th overall, in the trade as part of the trade where Jordan Matthews came to Buffalo and Ronald Darby went to Philly.
****-Received a 5th round pick from Jaguars, 166th overall, in exchange for Marcell Dareus.
*****-Their 3rd and the Chargers 7th round picks went to Carolina for Kelvin Benjamin. The Chargers pick was for Cardale Jones.
******-Their 6th round pick went to the Rams in the Sammy Watkins trade. Their 7th round pick went to the Packers in the Larentee McCray deal.
*******-Received 3rd round pick from Browns for Tyrod Taylor.
********-Swapped 1st round picks with Cincinnati, gave them their fifth and got their sixth back for Cordy Glenn.

Our pick by pick draft capsules will give you the vital combine numbers along with a short synopsis of each draft pick's strengths and short comings. We will post each player's capsule shortly after they are picked!

1) QB Josh Allen, Wyoming 6-4 7/8, 237, 4.75 - He has tremendous size and arm strength that will bode well in the winds of Western New York. He has accuracy issues. Can move well in the pocket and can tuck in a run. His size gives him stability which makes it hard to sack him. Boom or bust type of prospect. Throws the deep route well. Reads the field well.

1) LB Tremaine Edmunds 6-4 1/2, 253, 4.54 - He has great length, size, weight, and speed. Versatile enough to play inside and outside. Shoots gaps well and has great speed. Could be a solid pass rusher as a pro. Great recognition for a player that is only 19. Is physical and sheds blocks well.

3) DT Harrison Phillips 6-3 1/4, 307, 5.21 - He's a big guy with great upper body strength. He has great awareness and is efficient with his movement but he's not without his limitations. Very intelligent and projects as the one technique in their 4-3 defense. Good edge setter and pocket pusher. Great hand technique but not very athletic without a big burst.

4) CB Taron Johnson 5-11 1/8, 192, 4.50 - He's a bit undersized to play the perimter. He's tough, good in run support and a solid tackler. Good in coverage, struggles to find the ball in the air. Four year starter, team captain with six career interceptions at Weber St. Play above his athletic ability and has solid burst and speed.

5) S Siran Neal 6-0, 206, 4.56 - Solid tackler, good in run support, solid lateral range, good at reading the play. Average instincts, doesn't shed blocks quick enough. Uses good size and length to stay with receivers. Has a great 40.5 inch vertical leap.

5) G Wyatt Teller 6-4 1/2, 301, 5.24 - Started his college career on defense before moving to tackle and then guard. Good drive blocker who has good hand placement. A weight room maniac who can maul players and drive them back. Solid, muscular frame. Not good at playing the angles or as a pull blocker. Big drop off last year.

6) WR Ray-Ray McCloud 5-9 1/2, 190, 4.53 - Small but versatile wide receiver. Decent returner and very good straight line speed. He's quick and tough for his size. Injury history and needs to become a better route runner. Even played some corner last year. May have trouble finding a position in the NFL.

7) WR Austin Proehl 5-9 1/4, 175, 4.55 - Another small, fast receiver with returner skills. Son of former NFL solid receiver Ricky Proehl. He's a competitive slot guy with great hands.

Before we get in to our grade here's our yearly disclaimer. This is just our latest futile attempt to grade the Bills draft. It really takes a good two to three years before you can grade a draft but will take a crack at it anyway. The Bills were busy early in the draft moving up on both with both their first round picks to get their quarterback of the future and a linebacker they desperately needed. That is something that Brandon Beane never thought would happen. The Bills moved from 12 to 7 overall to get Josh Allen and didn't need to get rid of their other first round pick to do it. While they did lose both 2nd rounders they were able to keep the 22nd pick in the draft and then moved up to 16 to get Tremaine Edmunds. That cost them the third round pick they got in the Tyrod Taylor and made a big hole in day two of the draft but it will be worth it if Allen and Edmunds are successful for years to come. The Bills added Harrison Phillips late in the third round to add depth to the defensive tackle rotation and could develop into a long time player. On Saturday they added two defensive backs in Taron Johnson and Siran Neal. Johnson can challenge for the starting nickel spot while Neal would be a depth player at safety. The team finished the draft with three straight offensive players including guard Wyatt Teller who could be a rare 6th round pick that starts early in the season. They closed with two small, speedy wide receivers in Ray-Ray McCloud and Austin Proehl. This draft will be graded on Allen and Allen alone. Everyone that complains about them picking Allen over Josh Rosen should just wait until we see which of this year's QB class become stars and which ones flop. Nobody knows right now that much is certain. Grade: B.

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