The Buffalo Bills started the process of signing their draft picks Wednesday, announcing a deal with cornerback Kevon Seymour.
The Southern California product becomes the first of Buffalo's seven draft picks to sign a contract.
Seymour, a 6-foot-0, 185-pounder, is a native of Pasadena, Calif. During four seasons with the Trojans, he registered 126 tackles, 19 passes defensed, on fumble recovery and three interceptions. He led USC as a junior in 2014 with 13 passes defensed.
The Bills did not announce the terms of Seymour's contract, as per team policy, but the rookie wage scale takes most of the guess work out of the contract. Last year's 218th overall selection, offensive lineman Anthony Morris of the Oakland Raiders, signed a four-year deal worth $2.359 million, with a signing bonus of nearly $80,000 – the only guaranteed portion of the contract.
Seymour's contract can be expected to be worth just slightly more than those totals. He figures to battle for a reserve role at cornerback behind starters Ronald Darby and Stephon Gilmore, while also contributing on special teams.
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