ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills elected not to trade back in the NFL draft order for a third time, and addressed their most significant need by selecting Florida State receiver Keon Coleman to open the second round on Friday.

Listed at 6-foot-3 and 213 pounds, the 20-year-old Coleman brings size and adept catching ability to a Josh Allen-led offense that traded Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans earlier this month and lost fourth-year player Gabe Davis to free agency.

In his only season at Florida State, Coleman earned All-ACC honors in leading the Seminoles with 50 catches for 658 yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games. He earned All-ACC honors and also doubled as a return specialist. Coleman spent his first two college seasons at Michigan State, totaling 65 catches for 848 yards and eight TDs.

The Bills had been on the clock for some 17 hours after trading their way out of the first round with a pair of deals in moving back from having the No. 28th pick to No. 33.

The first trade with the Chiefs led to Buffalo moving back from 28th to 32nd, and drew criticism from the fanbase. General manager Brandon Beane was questioned for helping a conference rival in Kansas City that has eliminated Buffalo in three of the past four playoffs.

Worse still in the eyes of Bills Mafia was the Chiefs using the pick to select Texas receiver Xavier Worthy, who some believed would be a fit with the receiver-needy Bills.

Buffalo then traded back a spot to No. 33 in a deal with the Panthers, a deal in which the Bills moved up 59 spots in the order, swapping their 200th pick for Carolina’s 141st.

The Bills were scheduled to make two more selections on Friday at 60th and 95th, and currently hold seven more picks through Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.


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