BUFFALO, N.Y. - The NFL draft kicks-off this Thursday night in New York City. The Bills have ten total picks including the tenth overall pick in the first round.
In the video above, the 2 on Your Side sports staff, Adam Benigni, Ben Hayes and Stu Boyar discuss the Bills major needs in this years draft and look at several possible players they could select with that 10th pick.
This will be the third draft for general manager Buddy Nix and his staff. After upgrading their pass rush in free agency the Bills could use the draft to bolster their offensive line, wide receivers or defensive secondary.
Nix has said the Bills need more depth at cornerback. Morris Claiborne from LSU is the top corner in this years class and will most likely be off the board by the 10th pick. South Carolina's Stephon Gilmore or Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick could be options for the Bills.
The Bills have just three tackles currently on their roster. Buddy Nix said he would like to add two more. Iowa's Riley Reiff, Stanford's Jonathan Martin or Georgia's Cordy Glenn could all be possible picks for Buffalo. There are questions if any of those three players will develop into a dominant left tackle.
At receiver, the Bills don't have a lot of proven talent behind Stevie Johnson. Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon is considered the top receiver this year, but will probably be off the board before the Bills' pick. Michael Floyd out of Notre Dame has the size and speed that the Bills could use opposite of Johnson. Nix did say that this year's draft is deep at receiver, so the Bills could look to add a receiver in the later rounds.
Round one of the draft starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. Rounds two and three will be held on Friday night, and rounds four through seven are set for Saturday.