With rookie minicamp getting under way this weekend, the Buffalo Bills have begun the process of signing their 2021 NFL Draft picks as they arrive to Orchard Park. On Wednesday in the middle of the schedule-release storm, their second- and seventh-round selections both inked new deals, as did a depth offensive lineman.
Wake Forest defensive lineman Carlos Basham Jr., AKA “Boogie” because he likes to dance, signed his first NFL deal on Wednesday, locking up the second-round pick for four years. Also signing was seventh-round pick Jack Anderson, an offensive guard from Texas Tech.
Basham’s deal should be worth slightly more than the $5.33 million of last year’s 61st overall pick, Tennessee Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton. Last year’s 236th pick, Vernon Scott of the Green Bay Packers, signed for four years and $3,378,688.
These are the first two of Buffalo’s eight draft picks to sign.
In addition to the two rookies, the Bills signed Steven Gonzalez, an offensive lineman who spent last offseason with the Arizona Cardinals after being undrafted from Penn State in 2020. He was released as part of the final cuts. He will assuredly be on a minimum deal.