Buffalo Bills draft picks 2022: Round-by-round selections

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Here is a 2022 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Buffalo Bills:

Round 1 (No. 23 overall, from Cardinals through Ravens) - Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida: The Bills rise two spots, at the expense of a fourth-rounder to get Elam, who has extensive NFL bloodlines. His father, Abram, played in the league for seven years; his uncle, Matt Elam, was a first-round pick of the Ravens in 2013. Kaiir Elam is a big (6-2, 191), fast (4.39 40) corner who should not only become an instant starter for the NFL's No. 1 defense, but provide insurance as Pro Bowl CB Tre'Davious White recovers from ACL surgery. Draft tracker

Round 2 (63, from Bengals) - James Cook, RB, Georgia: The brother of Dalvin Cook, the former Bulldogs back is an exceptional receiver who should also take some of the rushing load off QB Josh Allen. Cook (5-11, 200) has 4.4 speed and put it to use to the tune of 7.2 yards per touch last season. Draft tracker

Round 3 (89) - Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor: On the light side at 6-1 and 224 pounds, he'll probably get his initial opportunities on sub packages and special teams. He'll do far more damage chasing quarterbacks than trying to cover tight ends. Draft tracker

Round 5 (148, from Texans through Bears) - Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State

Round 6 (180, from Jaguars through Buccaneers) - Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State

Round 6 (185, from Panthers) - Christian Benford, CB, Villanova

Round 6 (209, from Bengals) - Luke Tenuta, OT, Virginia Tech

Round 7 (231, from Falcons) - Baylon Spector, LB, Clemson

Buffalo Bills' last five top draft picks: 

  • 2021 (No. 30 overall): Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (Fla.)
  • 2020 (No. 54 overall): A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
  • 2019 (No. 9 overall): Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
  • 2018 (No. 7 overall): Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  • 2017 (No. 27 overall): Tre'Davious White. CB, LSU

2022 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Commanders | Cowboys | Eagles | Giants

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks