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Bills continue all-defense draft with DT Adolphus Washington at No. 80

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- This is a draft that should put a big smile on Rex Ryan's face. After the Buffalo Bills selected Clemson outside linebacker Shaq Lawson in the first round and Alabama inside linebacker Reggie Ragland in the second round, the team continued its run of front-seven players by plucking Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington off the board at No.

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NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL Draft, broken down by team.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Whaley says it's still fair to say it's a good possibility that the Bills will draft a quarterback on Day 3. He said Rounds 4-7 allow the team to deviate from its draft board and help fill roster needs; quarterback is certainly one for Buffalo.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Whaley says Adolphus Washington's arrest that kept him out of Ohio State's bowl game was an "unfortunate mistake" and that Washington owned up to it. Washington said as much on a conference call tonight with Buffalo media.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Doug Whaley says "ability didn't align with value" with quarterbacks remaining at No. 80. "It didn't come to fruition," he said. I would expect Bills to select a QB on Day 3.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

GM Doug Whaley says the Bills have made a "concerted effort" to improve their defense. He didn't expect Adolphus Washington, their third-round pick, to be available this late. But Whaley believes Washington is one of the best interior pass rushers in draft.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have selected a defensive tackle/end, a defensive end/outside linebacker, and an inside linebacker with their first three picks. A draft that should put a huge smile on Rex Ryan's face.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Bills' picks so far through three rounds: 1. Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson 2. Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama 3. Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have selected Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington at No. 80, their only third-round pick. He adds a much-needed big body to the Bills' defensive line. Potential fit as a DE in Rex Ryan's 3-4 defense.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie Ragland says he saw a specialist after the combine to test his heart. That specialist said he was fine. Reports indicate Ragland has an enlarged aorta.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bills LB Reggie Ragland says he always wanted to play for Rex Ryan. He believes Ryan puts his defensive players in a position to win and he's enjoyable to be around.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Whaley on Reggie Ragland: "He's athletic. Don't let the size fool you."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Whaley says Rex Ryan's enthusiasm for selecting Shaq Lawson and Reggie Ragland has been a 10 out of 10.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Whaley says Bills tried contacting every team in the second round earlier today looking for a trade partner to move up and get Reggie Ragland.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie Ragland has an old school game at LB. Downhill, physical, nasty. Showed some pass rush ability at the Senior Bowl too. Good pick for Rex Ryan and the Bills.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Doug Whaley says he would have taken Reggie Ragland at No. 19.

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Bio Blast: Reggie Ragland

Buffalo took its second straight defensive player in the draft with the selection of Ragland. The Alabama product was a consensus first-team All-American in 2015.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Bills' picks so far through two rounds: 1. Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson 2. Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama

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McShay scouting report: Reggie Ragland

Get to know the newest Bill, No. 41 overall pick Reggie Ragland. Todd McShay breaks down the former Crimson Tide linebacker.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills select Alabama LB Reggie Ragland with the No. 41 pick after trading up with the Bears. The Bills gave up No. 49, one of their 2016 fourth round picks (No. 117) and a 2017 fourth rounder. Ragland was a possible pick at No. 19 for the Bills, so they are getting good value here. Also addressing a glaring need.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Have to wonder if Bills are pouncing on Reggie Ragland or Jarran Reed here.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have traded up to No. 41. Bears previously owned that pick.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Early part of second round is shaking out well if Bills are interested in available defensive tackles. Jarran Reed, A'Shawn Robinson and Andrew Billings still on the board. Bills pick at No. 49.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards208.928th
Rushing Yards152.01st
Points For23.6Tied-12th
Points Against22.415th

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