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Bills select USC’s Kevon Seymour with the 218th pick in NFL draft

Kevon Seymour, Gary Chambers

USC defensive back Kevon Seymour breaks up a pass intended for Arizona State wide receiver Gary Chambers during a game on Oct. 4, 2014.

(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The Buffalo Bills selected USC cornerback Kevon Seymour with the 43rd pick in the sixth round of the NFL draft, 218th overall.

Seymour, 5 feet 11 and 186 pounds, moved to a reserve role his senior season because of nagging injuries after starting as a sophomore and junior. He made two interceptions and deflected 19 passes in his four-year career.

“All glory to God. Thank you to the Buffalo Bills for this opportunity. Can’t wait to get to work! #BillsMafia,” Seymour wrote on Twitter.

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Seymour’s draft stock rose after strong performances at the NFL combine and during his pro-day workout. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds.

Seymour joins former teammates Robert Woods and Nickell Robey in Buffalo.

He is the fourth Trojans player off the board.

The Washington Redskins selected linebacker Su’a Cravens in the second round.

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Quarterback Cody Kessler and offensive lineman Max Tuerk were picked in the third round by the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers, respectively.


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