2Darryl Johnson (7) of North Carolina A&T to Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills took a shot on a developmental edge rusher with the first of two picks in the seventh round of the NFL Draft Saturday. Buffalo drafted 6-foot-6, 253-pound defensive end Darryl Johnson of North Carolina A&T with pick No. 225.Johnson had 10.5 sacks as a senior last season for his team, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). Johnson was Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference defensive player of the year and he was one of four finalists for the Black College Player of the Year Award. He played at about 230 pounds last season but bulked up some in preparation for the NFL. Like every team, the Bills can use some young defensive end prospects. Most teams like to have a rookie edge rusher or two on their practice squad. Johnson is the third NC A&T player drafted in the past three years, joining Bears running back Tarik Cohen (2017) and Raiders offensive tackle Brandon Parker (2018). Johnson had 6.5 sacks in 2017.


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