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Bills add to secondary in 7th round with Pitt's Dane Jackson

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 18:56:23-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Cornerback has been a focal point for the Bills all offseason. As the 2020 NFLD raft came to a close on Saturday, the Bills used their last pick on Pittsburgh CB Dane Jackson.

"I had a meeting with [Leslie Frazier] down at the combine and we had a pretty good talk," Jackson said. "I felt pretty good leaving that meeting, and so I'm happy to be a Buffalo Bill."

The redshirt senior was a starter for the Panthers for the last three seasons. In 2019, Jackson led Pitt with 12 pass breakups on the way to being named second-team All-ACC.

"I'm aggressive, I can cover, and I just like to leave it all out there on the field," Jackson said. "I like to attack the ball and just be aggressive out there 24/7."

Jackson also emphasized "playing fearless" and was confident in his tackling ability. Over the course of his career at Pitt, Jackson had four interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He also has special teams experience, which could be a make or break in such an experienced position group.

"I've played a lot of different positions. Punt return, jammer, gunner," Jackson said. "However I'm needed I'll get out there on the field and lay it all out on the line."

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