Strapped against the salary cap in 2016, the Buffalo Bills will need the NFL Draft to not only add impact players to the roster, but to add depth at several positions as well. The NFL did their part to help the Bills add to the roster on Friday.
The league announced which teams would receive compensatory picks for the 2016 NFL Draft, and the Bills were awarded two additional selections this year. The Bills received a fourth-round selection (139th overall), and a sixth-round pick (218th overall) for losing free agents in the previous offseason. The two likely garnering those selections were safety Da'Norris Searcy (Titans) and running back C.J. Spiller (Saints).
The two additional picks now gives the Bills eight selections in the 2016 NFL Draft. They now own one pick in the first, second, third, and fifth rounds, while they have two selections in both the fourth and sixth rounds. The Bills are without a selection in the seventh round because of the Matt Cassel trade with the Minnesota Vikings.