NASHVILLE – The Buffalo Bills used their first-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL draft, ninth overall, to bolster their defense, selecting Ed Oliver, a defensive end/tackle from the Houston Cougars.
In his three-year tenure with the University of Houston, Oliver posted 122 tackles, 53 tackles for a loss, and 13.5 sacks.
Oliver was also a two-time All-American, and won the Outland Trophy in his sophomore year in 2017, which goes to the top interior lineman in college football. The pick was the Bills only first-round pick in this year’s draft.
Counting Friday and Saturday, the Bills have another nine draft picks.
With the second and third round picks set for Friday, Buffalo will have two draft choices, number 40 in the second round and pick number 74 in the third.
Buffalo will then have seven draft picks on Saturday, when rounds four through seven take place.
The Bills will have picks number 112 and 131 in the fourth round.
Like round four, Buffalo has two picks in the fifth round this year, having number 147 and 158.
For the sixth round, the Bills have the 181st pick.
To finish the draft, for the seventh round, picks number 225 and 228 belong to Buffalo.
The Bills are expected to draft at least one wide receiver and a tight end at some point in the draft.