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Bills sign sixth-round pick CB Kevon Seymour

Posted May 11, 2016

Buffalo's last pick in the 2016 draft is the first member of the class to sign his rookie contract with the club.


Bills sixth-round pick Kevon Seymour is the first member of the team’s 2016 draft class to be under contract. The USC product officially became a Bill after putting pen to paper midday Wednesday.

“It feels good,” Seymour told Buffalobills.com. “It’s definitely a dream come true, so now that I’ve got this out of the way and can focus now on doing what I really love. I’m just blessed to be here and thankful.”

Seymour was Buffalo’s second sixth-round pick and the 218th overall selection in the draft. He had 126 career tackles for the Trojans with 19 pass breakups, three interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Getting the opportunity to meet the vets this week during sessions of the offseason conditioning program has him encouraged about blending in on the defensive side of the ball.

“I got in the locker room and the vets came back and they were all welcoming,” said Seymour. “I didn’t expect it, but they all welcomed me, especially the DBs. It’s a great feeling. It’s like family.”

Most attractive about Seymour is his physical skill set after he ran a 4.39 at the NFL combine with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot, four-inch broad jump.

“With Seymour, you’ve got a guy that’s six-foot, runs a 4.39,” said Bills GM Doug Whaley. “He’s got some raw ability. Now, does he need to be more consistent? Absolutely. But in the sixth round, if you’re going to take a chance on anybody, you’re going to take a chance on a guy that’s 6-foot, 4.39 speed, that’s played at a high level and high level competition. So we’re excited about him as a guy that has a high upside.”

Buffalo has six other draft choices to get under contract including top pick Shaq Lawson.

 

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