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3 things to know about Buffalo's 7th-round pick LB Baylon Spector


1. Two-year starter

Buffalo's newest linebacker Baylon Spector has two years of starting experience at Clemson. Spector started in 10 games in 2020 and 10 games in 2021. The LB has played in 53 games during his five seasons at Clemson. He totaled 210 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and had one interception as a Tiger.

His two most productive seasons came in 2020 and 2021 where he racked up 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks over 23 games.

In 2020, Spector earned second-team All-ACC honors from the Associated Press.

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers is tackled by Clemson linebacker Baylon Spector, left, and defensive back William Poole during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

2. A family of Tigers

Spector wasn't the first member of his family to go to Clemson. His father, Robbie, was a wide receiver for Clemson from 1988 to 1990. His brother, Brannon is currently a wide receiver for the Tigers and was Baylon's teammate from 2019 to 2021.

His sister, Blair, also went to Clemson and was a cheerleader.

Clemson linebacker Baylon Spector (34) runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine, Saturday, March 5, 2022in Indianapolis. (Ben Liebenberg via AP)

3. Wants to make the most of his opportunity

Leading up to the NFL Draft, Spector wanted to make the most of any opportunity awarded to him. Spector was a part of the East-West Shrine Bowl and participated in the NFL Scouting Combine and Clemson's Pro Day.

Spector didn't want to turn anything down because he wanted to put as much out there for scouts to watch.

"I just want to hear my name called (in the NFL draft)," Spector said during Pro Day. "Wherever I go, whoever takes me, I'll be super happy and put my best foot forward and start preparing."

It all paid off because Spector now has an opportunity with the Bills.

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