The Buffalo Bills have officially filed eight undrafted free-agent signings, effectively filling out the remainder of their rookie class. Three offensive linemen, two defensive backs, and two running backs round out the group.
The headliner of this group is Washington offensive tackle Trey Adams, who was named first-team All-Pac-12 in 2016 and 2019 for the Huskies. The full list of names:
Trey Adams, OT, Washington
Adams started games as a true freshman, earned early accolades for his work, and was talked up as a potential first-round pick in 2017. He tore his ACL and returned to school, but a debilitating back injury cost him ten games of his 2018 season. He returned to action for 2019, but didn’t seem to have the same movement ability he once did. Adams went undrafted in part due to a lousy Combine showing, with a 5.6 40-yard dash and a 7’8” broad jump.
Reggie Gilliam, FB, Toledo
The 6’0” 244-lb Gilliam was mainly used as a blocking H-back in college, with only 20 offensive touches in three seasons (though four of those touches, plus a return of a shanked punt, turned into touchdowns). He wasn’t invited to the Combine, but at his personal pro day, had 20 bench press reps, a 36” vertical, a 9’11” broad jump, a 4.58 40-yard dash, and a 6.75 three-cone drill.
Garrett Taylor, S, Penn State
Taylor was a two-year starter for Penn State. Over that time he racked up 155 tackles and four interceptions. At 6’0” and 203 lbs, he could fit as a box safety or potentially play in the nickel.
Brandon Walton, T, FAU
Walton, a three-year starter, has appeared in 44 games for Florida Atlantic. For two of those years, he paved the road for Devin Singletary’s prolific career as the team’s right tackle. After Singletary headed to the NFL, Walton switched to left tackle for his final season. At 6’4” and 311 lbs, he doesn’t quite have the length to project as an NFL offensive tackle, but the Bills surely like his left-right versatility.
Ike Brown, CB, FIU
Now a player who played at Walton’s rival school. Isaiah “Ike” Brown appeared in 38 games with 23 starts in his career. Over that time, he accumulated 101 tackles and five interceptions. At his pro day, Brown measured at 6’0” and 191 lbs with 32.5” arms. He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash, had a 36” vertical, a 120” broad jump, a 4.40 short shuttle, a 7.00 three-cone drill, and had 13 bench-press reps.
Marquel Harrell, G, Auburn
Harrell played on a well-respected line that featured two draft picks, Jack Driscoll and Prince Tega Wanogho. He started two-and-a-half seasons at left guard for the Tigers. Harrell was fortunate to get in his school’s pro day before the coronavirus shutdown, and had a 5.22 40-yard dash, 25 bench-press reps, an 8’3” broad jump, and a 24.5” vertical.
Josh Thomas, S, Appalachian State
Thomas, a two-year captain for App State, appeared in 56 games and started 30. Over his final two seasons, he started 27 games, with 115 tackles, five interceptions, a forced fumble, and ten passes defended. He nearly matches Taylor in size, at 6’0” and 205 lbs.
Antonio Williams, RB, North Carolina
Williams spent two seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes before transferring to UNC. A former four-star recruit, Williams never really developed into a team’s lead back, and finished second on the team in rushing yards in 2018, and third in rushing in 2019. However, his head coach called him the MVP of the team, for his hard work and attitude in the locker room.