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Buffalo Bills draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Buffalo Bills:

Round 1 (No. 30 overall) – Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (Fla.): Rousseau was the ACC defensive rookie of the year after recording 15½ sacks in 2019 before opting out in 2020 as his mother, a nurse, battled COVID-19 from the front lines at Florida Medical Center. The year away didn’t benefit Rousseau, who was overshadowed by Jaelan Phillips at the Hurricanes’ pro day. Yet his intelligence, instincts, production and ability to rush from the interior on nickel packages should make him a welcome addition.

Round 2 (61) – Carlos Basham, Jr., DE, Wake Forest: “Boogie” Basham is a high-effort D-lineman who continues adding to the depth here after Buffalo took Rousseau in Round 1. At 6-3, 274 pounds, Basham should also be more stout against the run than some of the Bills’ lighter edge players.

Round 3 (93) – Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa: Massive at 6-8 and 311 pounds, he might be a developmental project given Buffalo appears set with top OTs Dion Dawkins and Daryl Williams.

Round 5 (161, from Raiders) – Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (Ohio)

Round 6 (203, from Washington through Raiders and Dolphins and Texans) – Marquez Stevenson, WR, Houston

Round 6 (212, from Saints through Texans) – Damar Hamlin, S, Pittsburgh

Round 6 (213) – Rachad Wildgoose, CB, Wisconsin

Round 7 (236, from Panthers) – Jack Anderson, OG, Texas Tech

Buffalo Bills’ last five top draft picks: 

  • 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
  • 2016 (No. 19 overall): Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson