The Buffalo Bills traded up two spots in the second round of the NFL draft to select Oklahoma offensive tackle Cody Ford with the 38th overall pick.

Ford is listed at 6-foot-3 and 329 pounds, and earned first-team Big 12 honors with 14 starts at right tackle as a junior last season. He was part of a Sooners line that won the Joe Moore Award, given to college football’s best unit. Ford also has experience playing guard.

The Bills dealt their second of two fifth-round draft picks — 158th overall — to move up two spots in a trade with the Oakland Raiders.

This June 21, 2018, photo provided by University of Oklahoma Athletics shows Cody Ford. Ford is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Ty Russell/Oklahoma University Athletics via AP)
This June 21, 2018, photo provided by University of Oklahoma Athletics shows Cody Ford. Ford is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (Ty Russell/Oklahoma University Athletics via AP)

Ford’s selection continued Buffalo’s offseason bid to completely overhaul what had been a patchwork offensive line last season. Of the 18 veteran free agents the Bills signed over the past two months, six were offensive linemen.

Ford’s selection was announced by Bills former center Eric Wood, who was forced to retire a year ago after sustaining a career-ending neck injury.

The Bills opened their draft by selecting Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver with the ninth pick Thursday.

Oklahoma tackle Cody Ford walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Oklahoma tackle Cody Ford walks the red carpet ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Buffalo has seven selections remaining, including a third-round pick, 74th overall.

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