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But Elam is only the start of things to come.
Heading into Day 2 of the event, the Bills have one selection in each of the upcoming two rounds. Those are:
Round 2, pick 57
Round 3, pick 89
Now begs the question, who could join Elam on Buffalo’s roster?
With that, here are the 21 best players still available for the Bills on the second day of the 2022 draft:
Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr.
Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. #23 of the Clemson Tiger. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Many projected Booth to the Bills in Round 1… and we already know Buffalo is not afraid to double down on positions with their top two picks.
Georgia WR George Pickens
Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1)
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Pickens could be a strong addition on the outside of the Bills offense with receivers Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis.
Iowa State RB Breece Hall
Iowa State Cyclones running back Breece Hall (28) Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
Hall is probably the guy most folks in Buffalo want the Bills to take with their next pick.
Auburn CB Roger McCreary
Auburn cornerback Roger McCreary (23) . (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Months back, McCreary was considered a first-round prospect. His stock has since dipped.
Virginia TE Jelani Woods
Virginia Cavaliers tight end Jelani Woods (0) Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
The Bills surprisingly looked into a lot of tight ends prior to the draft. Woods had a private workout with Buffalo.
North Dakota State WR Christian Watson
North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson (WO35) Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Watson was thought of as a borderline first-round wideout. With the run on the position in Round 1–which he was excluded from, he could fall to the Bills in Round 2.
Alabama LB Christian Harris
Crimson Tide linebacker Christian Harris (8) Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
Like tight end, a curious position the Bills looked into pre-draft was linebacker. Harris was included in that.
Colorado State TE Trey McBride
Colorado State Rams tight end Trey McBride (85) Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Most consider McBride the best tight end prospect in 2022. He’s still on the board.
Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore
Western Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore
Like Watson, Moore was pushing first-round territory. But he’s still around.
Oklahoma EDGE Nik Bonitto
Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Nik Bonitto (11) Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
Simply a versatile defender, the Bills held a private workout with Bonitto prior to the draft.
Cincinnati WR Alec Pierce
Alec Pierce #12 of the Cincinnati Bearcats . (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Pierce is a big wide receiver at 6-foot-3 still on the table.
Oklahoma DL Perrion Winfrey
National Squad defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey of Oklahoma (98) Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Winfrey also had a private workout with the Bills prior to the drat along with some other Oklahoma teammates. Bonitto included.
Maryland S Nick Cross
Terrapins defensive back Nick Cross (3) Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Cross had a top-30 visit with the Bills. That shows pretty serious interest.
UCLA OT Sean Rhyan
Sean Rhyan #74 of the UCLA Bruins. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Another pre-drat connected piece for the Bills is Rhyan, even though their offensive line is pretty deep. Always room for more?
Alabama WR John Metchie III
Crimson Tide wide receiver John Metchie III (8) Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Metchie had a pre-draft visit with the Bills. Slight injury concerns, but talented.
Montana State LB Troy Andersen
National squad linebacker Troy Andersen Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Andersen is a do-it-all player. Literally. He played on both sides of the ball in college.
Ohio State TE Jeremy Ruckert
Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Jeremy Ruckert (88)
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Ruckert is a tight end. Check.
Ruckert said the Bills are New York’s “only team” at the combine. Check.
Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III
Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III
Walker, like Hall, is still on the board. Both of the draft’s top running backs are still there for the Bills.
Washington CB Kyler Gordon
Kyler Gordon #2 of the Washington Huskies (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Gordon is a good zone defender. The Bills will know that.
Wyoming LB Chad Muma
Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Chad Muma (48) Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Muma is another linebacker the Bills had interest in earlier this month.
Ohio State OL Nicholas Petit-Frere
Nicholas Petit-Frere (78)
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Our last, and yes, the Bills chatted with Petit-Frere prior to the draft.