The Bills third-round pick is slotted eighth in round three, but it’s 71st overall instead of 72nd thanks to the New Orleans Saints.
With the Saints forfeiture of their second-round pick this year (59th overall) and next year as part of their bounty-gate punishment, Buffalo’s third-round pick, and every other team’s moves up one overall selection. So even though the order of Buffalo’s pick in the third round remains the same (8th), the overall pick improves by one position (72nd to 71st).
As a result of New Orleans forfeited second-round pick, round two of this year’s draft will only have 31 selections.
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, New Orleans Saints
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