ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Welcome to One Bills Drive, where the Buffalo Bills will make their first-round selection tonight in the 2014 draft (8 ET, ESPN).
As we eagerly await the first round to start, here are some of the nuts and bolts:
Time of the pick: Each team has 10 minutes on the clock in the first round. If the Bills stick with the ninth pick, they should be selecting around 9:30 p.m.
Live chat: We'll have a live Bills first-round draft chat beginning at 6:30 p.m. Look for the link to that later this afternoon.
Whaley to speak after pick: Bills general manager Doug Whaley is expected to speak to reporters after the Bills make their selection. We'll also hear from the player selected via conference call at some point tonight.
Draft choice refresher: The Bills haven't been too active in wheeling and dealing their picks in recent years, so they have essentially their original allotment of selections, minus a sixth-round pick they shipped to Tampa Bay for Mike Williams. The Bills own the No. 9 pick (first round), No. 41 pick (second round), No. 73 pick (third round), No. 109 pick (fourth round), No. 149 pick (fifth round), and No. 224 pick (seventh round). Nice and simple, right?
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— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) May 8, 2014