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Bills pick Temple OL Dion Dawkins in 2nd round

The Buffalo Bills addressed yet another need by trading up in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night.

They selected Temple offensive lineman Dion Dawkins with the 63rd overall pick after a trade with the Atlanta Falcons.

Earlier in the round, the Bills grabbed East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones after moving up in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams.

To land Dawkins, the Bills moved up from the 75th spot in the second round by giving the Falcons the 149th and 156th choices in the fifth round.

The 6-foot-4, 314-pound Dawkins started at left tackle for the Owls last season. A defensive tackle in high school, he is known for his physical and nasty style of play.

Dawkins is expected to compete with Jordan Mills and others for the starting spot at right tackle.

After their second-round wheeling and dealing, the Bills have no third- or fourth-round selections, but have two fifths and a sixth remaining for Saturday.

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