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Report: Buffalo Bills sign DE A.J. Epenesa, QB Jake Fromm, WR Gabriel Davis

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The Bills’ 2020 draft picks continue inking their rookie deals

The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with three more of their 2020 NFL Draft picks. Second-round pick A.J. Epenesa DE (Iowa), fourth-round pick Gabriel Davis WR (UCF), and fifth-round pick Jake Fromm QB (Georgia) all signed their rookie deals on Friday.

Beat reporter Aaron Wilson reports that Epenesa signed a four-year $5.877 million deal with a $1.834 million signing bonus. While originally predicted to be a first-round pick, after some below-average results during the NFL Scouting Combine Epenesa fell to Buffalo in the second round. He totaled 11.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for a loss, and four forced fumbles in 2019, earning Second-Team All-America honors from the Associated Press. Epenesa will most likely fill the void left by Shaq Lawson’s departure to the Miami Dolphins during free agency.

Spotrac.com reports that wide receiver Gabriel Davis sign a four-year contract worth $3.994 million with $998,595 guaranteed. Davis’s production exploded in his final season at UCF. He caught 72 passes for 1241 yards with 12 touchdowns while being used primarily as a perimeter receiver.

Fromm signed a four-year $3.771 million deal, with $899,490 guaranteed and a $302,960 signing bonus according to Wilson. He threw 78 touchdowns against 18 interceptions, completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 8,236 yards (8.4 yards per attempt) over his collegiate career. Fromm fell hard in the draft, and general manager Brandon Beane said that his value was too good to pass up when it was time for the Bills to pick in the fifth round. He could have a chance to compete with Matt Barkley for the backup position behind Josh Allen, but he will most likely compete with Davis Webb to be the third quarterback on the team.

This leaves running back Zack Moss (Utah) as the team’s only unsigned draft pick.