By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page

Dawson Knox of the Bills

Taken in Round 3 in 2019

Other pick in that round: Running back David Montgomery of the Bears went at No. 73. He has run for almost 2,000 yards in two seasons for the Bears.

The details: Knox gets the nod mostly on potential. The Bills liked him enough to trade a couple of fourth-round draft choices for him. He has started two seasons with the Bills, and has 52 catches with five touchdowns.

Other 96s: Chris Butler broke into the hockey pros in 2008, and didn’t stop until 2019. He was on the Buffalo roster from 2008 to 2011, and played with the Sabres until he was traded to the Flames. Damian Covington was a reserve linebacker for the Bills for three seasons. Harrison Phillips has been a reserve on the Bills’ defensive line for the last three seasons.

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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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