CJ Spiller’s wait to find out his NFL destination was not a long one last night as the first round of the draft was held in New York City. He was chosen by the Buffalo Bills with the 9th pick.
Spiller’s selection on ESPN
Spiller was the first running back chosen and the first player taken from the ACC. He’s the third Clemson player taken in the first round over the last five years and is the highest draft offensive player from Clemson since Jerry Butler was taken with the fifth pick in 1979.
Jon Gruden talks about Spiller on ESPN
Spiller is the first Clemson player drafted by Buffalo since receiver Perry Tuttle was the Bills first round choice in 1982. Spiller visited the Bills in late March, just a few days before the Clemson basketball team played in Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament.
Spiller is interviewed by Deion Sanders on the NFL Network
Spiller was a unanimous first team All American last season and was the ACC Player of the Year. He rushed for 1212 yards, had 503 receiving yards, and returned five kicks for touchdowns.
Spiller Thursday night conference call with Buffalo reporters