They found a trading partner—the St. Louis Rams—to do a dance with and picked up two extra picks for sliding down eight spots in the round. The Rams picked up Tavon Austin, while the Bills somewhat surprisingly selected EJ Manuel as the first quarterback off the board.
Although, if you have been paying attention to articles in the Bills' Team Stream as of late, Manuel was one of the few names that was flying under the radar for Buffalo in the first round.
In case you missed the compensation for moving down in the first round, Buffalo received picks No. 16, No. 46, No. 78 and No. 222. St. Louis took No. 8 and No. 71.
Buffalo has selected its quarterback of the future, but where does it go in the second round now that it has two picks in the top half? Including their original third-round selection, the Bills now have an opportunity to pick up three more starting-quality players to plug holes across the roster.
Linebacker and wide receiver are now the biggest needs, and there is plenty of talent still on the table at those two positions.