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2016 NFL Draft results: Adolphus Washington to Buffalo Bills at No. 80 overall

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Washington is the third straight defensive pick made by the Bills in the 2016 NFL Draft

With the No. 80 overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Adolphus Washington, a defensive lineman out of Ohio State.

Washington is a 6'3", 301-pound defensive tackle with 34.5-inch arms; he played both end and tackle in his four years with the Buckeyes, and given his sufficient length, it's fair to expect that he'll play both tackle and end in the Ryan brothers' hybrid-front defense, as well.

He had a rough offseason, as he was arrested in a prostitution sting late in the 2015 season and suspended (the charges against him were eventually dropped), and then had a rough showing at the Combine (though he was able to improve on some of his athletic numbers at Ohio State's pro day).

Washington finished his four-year career in the Big 10 with 25 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception. He comes into Buffalo with a chance at earning a starting job if he can beat out incumbent third lineman Corbin Bryant for a role in the Bills' 3-4 base defense. If nothing else, his fairly polished pass-rushing skills will be an asset in sub packages as a rookie while the team tries to improve his play-to-play effort and his technique.

The Bills have now spent each of their first three 2016 NFL Draft picks on defenders - one pass rusher, one traditional linebacker, and now they've bolstered their depth on the defensive line. They have four more picks to make tomorrow, starting with the No. 139 overall pick in the fourth round.

2016 Bills draft picks

Rd. # Team Player Pos. College
1 19 Buffalo Bills Shaq Lawson ER Clemson
2 41 Buffalo Bills Reggie Ragland LB Alabama
3 80 Buffalo Bills Adolphus Washington DL Ohio State
4 139 Buffalo Bills
5 156 Buffalo Bills
6 192 Buffalo Bills
6 218 Buffalo Bills