Bills draft WR Zay Jones and OL Dion Dawkins in 2nd round

Jones owns the NCAA record for receptions in a career.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Bills drafted wide receiver Zay Jones from East Carolina in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Buffalo traded up with the St. Louis Rams to take Jones 37th overall.

Jones had a standout career as a receiver at East Carolina. He set the NCAA record for career receptions with 399. He also set the single season record for receptions with 158.He saw action in 50 games with the Pirates and started in 41 of them.

Jones’ wide receivers coach his senior season is now on the Buffalo Bills staff. Phil McGeoghan was added to Sean McDermott’s staff in February.

The team then traded up again and selected offensive lineman Dion Dawkins from Temple.

The NFL Draft concludes on Saturday with rounds 4-7. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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