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

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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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