Bills select cornerback Kaiir Elam 23rd overall in 2022 NFL Draft

Buffalo trades up two spots to take the cornerback out of Florida

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Bills moved up two spots in the order in Thursday's first round of the 2022 NFL Draft to go get the player they coveted. The Bills were originally set to pick 25th overall, but traded up to the 23rd pick with the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the 25th overall pick and a fourth-round pick (130th overall) in the 2022 NFL Draft.

With the 23rd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Bills added to their secondary with the selection of cornerback Kaiir Elam out of the University of Florida.

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Elam was a Second-Team All-SEC player in 2020, and is still young, as he turns 21-years-old on May 5. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound corner ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

The native of Riviera Beach, Florida recorded six interceptions in his career with the Gators, and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thrope Award in 2020, which is awarded to the best defensive back in college football.

The Bills will next select with the 57th overall selection in the second round on Friday.

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