5 Buffalo Things You NEED To Know About The NFL Draft
This Thursday could make or break the Buffalo Bills this year. The annual NFL draft is set to take place and this where the Bills could find the next Bruce Smith or the next J.P Losman! Here are some things you need to know.
1. This year the draft will be held in the capital of Country music, Nashville. Expect to see plenty of country stars through the weekend pop on your TV.
2. The Bills have the 9th overall selection. While many experts the Bills selecting defensive lineman Ed Oliver from Houston, the team could still pull off a trade and move back in the draft.
3. The NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary and part of that is showing love for the original teams including the Rochester Jeffersons. In their honor, Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren will announce the Bills' sixth-round pick
4. The UB Bulls have 4 former players that could be drafted this year.
- QB - Tyree Jackson
- WR - Anthony Johnson
- LB - Khalil Hodge
- OL - James O’Hagan
Jackson was also featured on the ESPN series "Draft Academy", where cameras followed him and several other prospects as they got ready for the draft.
5. The Bills superfan Ponch Billa who was selected to announce a draft pick last year will not be attending the draft this year.