Buffalo Bills Take A Cornerback With First Pick In NFL Draft
A coach with a defensive background goes with a defensive player in the first round of the NFL draft. With Sean McDermott now heading up the Buffalo Bills, the Bills selected cornerback Tre'Davious White out of LSU with the 27th overall pick.
White received glowing endorsements from ESPN analysts, calling him a great pick by the Bills. With the loss of Stephon Gilmore in free agency to the Patriots, White fills a need with the Bills, plus he'll make valuable contributions to specials teams.
He's 6-foot tall, 197 pounds, and only missed one game in his collegiate career. He finished with six career interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. He also returned 68 punts, 3 of them for touchdowns. Good pick for the Bills in the first round, plus they get extra players for moving down in the draft.
The Buffalo Bills went into the draft with the number 10 pick in the first round but traded it away to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for the 27th overall pick, the Chiefs 3rd round pick and the Chiefs Number One pick in 2018. So the Bills now have eight picks in the 2017 draft plus an extra one next year.
With the 10th overall pick from the Bills, the Chiefs went with a quarterback, Patrick Mahomes II out of Texas Tech.
The NFL draft continues Friday night with the second and third rounds. The draft concludes on Saturday with rounds four, five, six and seven.