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Buffalo Bills draft eighth in 2013

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills will draft eighth in the 2013 NFL draft.

The complete order through 20 picks won't be finalized until after the Sunday night game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. Playoff teams are slotted Nos. 21 through 32 based on when they're knocked out of the tournament.

But here are the top dozen:

  • 1. Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2. Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 3. Oakland Raiders
  • 4. Philadelphia Eagles
  • 5. Detroit Lions
  • 6. Cleveland Browns
  • 7. Arizona Cardinals
  • 8. Buffalo Bills
  • 9. New York Jets
  • 10. Tennessee Titans
  • 11. San Diego Chargers
  • 12. Miami Dolphins

You'll notice something about the teams listed.

All six of the teams the Bills defeated this season are among the NFL's 12 worst.

The Bills have drafted eighth four times, most recently safety Donte Whitner in 2006. They also took linebacker Shane Conlan in 1987, running back Mike Dennis in the 1966 AFL draft and tackle Jim Davidson in the 1965 AFL draft.

The eighth overall picks since Whitner have been defensive end Jamaal Anderson, defensive end Derrick Harvey, tackle Eugene Monroe, linebacker Rolando McClain, quarterback Jake Locker and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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