2022 NFL Draft thread: Buffalo Bills and AFC East selections

LAS VEGAS, NV (WHEC) — The Buffalo Bills continue in rounds 4-7 on the final day of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Here’s a run down of who the Bills and the other AFC East teams picked in this year’s draft:

2022 NFL Draft – AFC East picks

4 New York Jets Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner Cornerback Cincinnati
10 New York Jets Garrett Wilson Wide Receiver Ohio State
23 Buffalo Bills Kaiir Elam Cornerback Florida
26 New York Jets Jermaine Johnson II Defensive End Florida State
29 New England Patriots Cole Strange Offensive Guard Chattanooga
36 New York Jets Breece Hall Running Back Iowa State
50 New England Patriots Tyquan Thornton Wide Receiver Baylor
63 Buffalo Bills James Cook Running Back Georgia
85 New England Patriots Marcus Jones Cornerback Houston
89 Buffalo Bills Terrel Bernard Inside Linebacker Baylor
101 New York Jets Jeremy Ruckert Tight End Ohio State
102 Miami Dolphins Channing Tindall Inside Linebacker Georgia
111 New York Jets Max Mitchell Offensive Tackle Louisiana
117 New York Jets Micheal Clemons Defensive End Texas A&M
121 New England Patriots Jack Jones Cornerback Arizona State
125 Miami Dolphins Erik Ezukanma Wide Receiver Texas Tech
127 New England Patriots Pierre Strong Jr. Running Back South Dakota State
137 New England Patriots Bailey Zappe Quarterback Western Kentucky
148 Buffalo Bills Khalil Shakir Wide Receiver Boise State
180 Buffalo Bills Matt Araiza Punter San Diego State
183 New England Patriots Kevin Harris Running Back South Carolina
185 Buffalo Bills Christian Benford Cornerback Villanova
200 New England Patriots Sam Roberts Defensive Tackle Northwest Missouri State
209 Buffalo Bills Luke Tenuta Offensive Tackle

Virginia Tech

210 New England Patriots Chasen Hines Offensive Guard LSU
224 Miami Dolphins Cameron Goode Outside Linebacker Cal
231 Buffalo Bills Baylon Spector Inside Linebacker Clemson
245 New England Patriots Andrew Stueber Offensive Guard Michigan
247 Miami Dolphins Skylar Thompson Quarterback Kansas State

They used that 23rd overall pick to draft Florida Cornerback, Kaiir Elam. He fills a void that General Manager Brandon Beane acknowledge the Bills had. With Tre’Davious White not guaranteed to be 100% right away and Levi Wallace departing for the Steelers, Buffalo gets a player who Beane said was their final 1st-round grade on the board.

Elam, 20, finished his 35-game college career with with 79 tackles (52 solo), six interceptions, and a fumble recovery. That included a a 1st-Team SEC nod his sophomore year. A Riviera Beach, FL native; Elam will be the third in his family to play professionally, following his Father and Uncle.

Second & Third Rounds

Rounds 4-7