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Bills select Louisville G/C Eric Wood at No. 28

New Buffalo Bills LG Eric Wood (photo credit)

With the No. 28 overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Louisville guard/center Eric Wood.

The Bills entered the draft with a need for an interior lineman after releasing OG Derrick Dockery prior to the start of the free agent signing period. Wood was Buffalo's highest-rated interior lineman on their board, and he will slide in and start immediately at left guard - likely next to new left tackle Langston Walker.

Wood - 6'4" and 309 pounds - is viewed as one of the most intelligent interior linemen available this year, and it doesn't hurt that he's tough, physical and plays with a nasty demeanor. The kid's talented, to be sure, but far more importantly, he plays the game the right way.

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