The Buffalo Bills hid their intentions well when it came to Southern California cornerback Kevon Seymour.
Outside of a meeting at USC's Pro Day, Seymour didn't get the impression the Bills were that interested in him.
As it turns out, though, the Bills liked what they saw, so much so that the team used its compensatory sixth-round draft pick, No. 218 overall, on him Saturday.
Bills General Manager Doug Whaley has said he likes to take a cornerback every year, and he lived up to that with the selection of Seymour. Here are three things to know about the Bills' newest cornerback:
1. Injuries limited him in 2015. He played in 11 games as a senior, but made just four starts. A sprained knee suffered against Idaho kept him out for two games, then he reinjured himself later in the season and missed the team's bowl game against Wisconsin. He finished the season with 24 tackles and one interception, finishing his career with 126 tackles, 19 passes defensed, three interceptions and one fumble recovery.
Seymour's 2015 production was a disappointment after he led the Trojans with 13 pass breakups in the previous season.
2. Special teams is likely his ticket to the roster. A standout with the Trojans in that phase of the game, he made 19 tackles in the past three years, including eight as a senior. Scouting reports suggest that he could serve as a gunner at the next level. The Bills lost cornerback Ron Brooks, who served a similar role, this offseason.
3. His combine performance turned heads. Seymour ran a 4.39-second 40 in Indianapolis, the fifth-fastest time among cornerbacks. He also had a 35-inch vertical jump and ran a 4.18-second 20-yard shuttle.