By Budd Bailey

Zay Jones of the Bills

Taken in Round 2 in 2017

The next pick: Forrest Lamb needed two years to adjust to the NFL, but he grabbed a starting spot for the Chargers at offensive guard in 2020.

Other picks in that round: We have covered this round with Dion Dawkins at No. 63. However, JuJu Smith-Schuster certainly is worth noting with the other top names. He has caught 308 passes for the Steelers, including 111 in 2018.

The details: The Bills hoped Jones could step in at wide receiver as a rookie. He caught 27 passes in 2017, and more than doubled it (56) a year later with seven touchdowns. But Zay started slowly in 2019 and was traded to the Raiders for a fifth-round pick. Jones saw limited duties with Las Vegas in 2020.

Other 37s: The pickings are slim. Bandits fans might remember Brenden Thenhaus, a third-round pick in 2006. He left after his rookie season, but came back in 2011 to score 17 goals.

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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