BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Bills have added another piece to their defense, drafting DE Carlos "Boogie" Basham Jr. with the 61st overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
"My mom's childhood best friend used to babysit me when I was little," Basham said. "I'd be jumping around and dancing and that's what Boogie just came from."
Listed as 6'3" and 274 lbs, Basham Jr. played four seasons [45 games] with Wake Forest. He finished his career with 20.5 sacks [4th most in school history], 173 tackles, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
"Playing inside and out is great for me. I get production from both lanes," Basham said. "Being versatile, man, that's a great thing that they look for in their players."
Basham Jr. is the 2nd defensive end to be taken by the Bills in this year's draft, joining Gregory Rousseau.
"There's excitement for me to get there, and excitement to see what I can bring to the table," Basham said. "Even when I play in madden, I play as the Bills. That defense is something that I really love, and you know, I'm definitely glad I'm a part of it now."
The Bills have five more picks to make including another Friday night with the 93rd overall [3rd round] selection.