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Four UDFAs with the best chance to make the roster

Either due to positional need or ability, these undrafted free agents have a decent chance of making the final 53-man roster

Following the 2019 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills brought in eight undrafted free agents in order to get the required 90 players for training camp. Last year, two of Buffalo’s undrafted free agents, Robert Foster and Levi Wallace, managed to not only make the team but contribute a bunch during the 2018 season. (Cam Phillips also spent time on the roster.) Clearly, the team will be looking for that type of contributions from this year’s class as well. Here are four players from this year’s crop of free agents who could make the final 53-man roster:

LB Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M

Dodson’s size and speed are both sufficient enough for him to line up at either outside or inside linebacker. Though he’s not the most instinctual player at the position, the Bills scheme is very friendly to second-level defenders, which increases his chances of standing out during the preseason. Plus, the only backup linebacker guaranteed a spot on the roster is fifth-round rookie Vosean Joseph.

CB Cam Lewis, Buffalo

Another player with positional flexibility, Lewis has the toughness and ball skills to play both outside and slot corner. Athletically, Lewis compares very closely to Taron Johnson, Ryan Lewis, and Lafayette Pitts. The cornerback depth chart is completely up in the air, with only Tre’Davious White and Johnson, guaranteed a spot on the 53-man roster.

QB Tyree Jackson, Buffalo

Now that Derek Anderson has retired, many football writers like Jackson’s chances of making the team as the third quarterback—and it’s not hard to see why. Another tall, statuesque quarterback, Jackson is physically similar to Josh Allen and is also similarly knocked for his lack of polish. Watching Jackson’s tape, particularly at the beginning of the 2018 season, there’s reason to believe he’s not as raw as most think.

WR David Sills V, West Virginia

Sills’ backstory as a former quarterback recruit is well known for its novelty, but it’s important to note because he’s very unpolished as a wide-receiver prospect. Still learning the nuances of the position, if Sills can quickly learn on the fly during the offseason, the chances of him making the team are pretty decent. Size-wise, his only competition on the team is 6’3” Duke Williams. If the team is looking for a red-zone target, Sills may be the best candidate on the team.