Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills were awarded two compensatory picks in the 2016 NFL draft.

The Bills now have eight draft picks in the 2016 NFL draft.

Due to a net loss of two free agents, the Buffalo Bills were awarded two compensatory picks in the 2016 NFL draft.

Buffalo was given an additional fourth and sixth-round draft pick by the NFL on Friday. The two additional picks were awarded to the Bills based on their free agent losses in 2015.

Buffalo’s two new picks were announced as the 139th and 218th overall picks in this year’s draft class. The compensation came from the Bills losing safety Da'Norris Searcy to the Tennessee Titans and C.J. Spiller to the New Orleans Saints in free agency one year ago.

After receiving the two compensatory picks, the Bills now have eight draft choices. Due to limited cap space, Buffalo isn’t expected to be a big spender in free agency so they’ll need to address many roster holes through the draft. Eight total picks will allow the Bills to address many of their needs. 


Buffalo Football Report Top Stories