Many Buffalo Bills fans are looking forward to today’s Nation Football League Draft’s second round with great anticipation as they pick second today 34th overall.
However, the third round is just as important this year.
The Bills pick fourth, 68th overall, in the third round and that means the Bills could still get someone that could have an immediate impact with the team. The best example is Jonas Jennings who was picked in the third round, 95th overall, of the 2001 NFL Draft. Jennings started at left tackle from day one for the Bills and had talent, but was injured so much that the Bills couldn’t justify resigning him for the money that he wanted.
Since then the Bills have had moderate success with picks in the third round as they made some impacts, but just not have turned out to be homers. The one exception could be guard Andy Levitre who the Bills traded up back into the second round to pick.
That could be the case this year as the Bills have an extra fourth round draft pick this year from trading running back Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks.
In the end, this year’s Draft for the Bills is either going to give them the final pieces they need to get to the playoffs or set them back for several years to come.