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2017 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills pick Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina

The Bills found an ultraproductive receiver to add to their offense.

The Buffalo Bills have made another trade in the 2017 NFL Draft! Grabbing the 37th pick from the Los Angeles Rams, the Bills selected Zay Jones, wide receiver from East Carolina University. After trading down the previous night, the Bills made another move to secure their player of choice at the start of round 2.

Here are the details of the trade:

Bills receive

-37th overall pick

-149th overall pick (5th round)

Rams receive

-44th overall pick

-91st overall pick (3rd round)

Jones, like Buffalo first round pick Tre’Davious White, was a four-year starter for the Pirates. He finishes his career holding the FBS records for career catches (399) and single-season catches (158). The 6’2” 201 pounder is also a great athlete for the position, although in didn’t usually manifest on the field in ECU’s screen-heavy short passing game.

Jones will immediately compete to start for the Bills opposite Sammy Watkins. He has one advantage that Buffalo’s free agent additions Andre Holmes, Corey Brown, and Jeremy Butler don’t: Buffalo’s wide receiver coach, Phil McGeoghan, coached Jones at ECU this past season.