Bills select Southern Miss TE Shawn Nelson at No. 121

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New Buffalo Bills TE Shawn Nelson (photo source)

With pick number 121 in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Shawn Nelson, a versatile, athletic TE from Southern Miss.

The No. 121 overall pick is one of the selections obtained by the Bills in the Jason Peters trade. The first was used on OG Eric Wood yesterday in the first round.

Nelson was a favorite of many folks here and should go a long way towards appeasing the masses, as well as being a pretty good TE. Nelson has good blocking skills and is considered a pretty solid receiver at the position.  The 6'5", 240-pound Nelson runs the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, scored 16 career touchdowns and averaged 13.1 yards per reception in his career as Southern Miss' go-to target.  Once considered a darkhorse contender for first-round consideration, Nelson represents tremendous value in the fourth round.

Buffalo has three more selections on the day.  This is your open thread until the Bills' next pick, No. 147 overall in the fifth round.  Stay tuned!

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