Here is the rundown of the eight draftees:
- CB Kaiir Elam, Florida
- RB James Cook, Florida
- LB Terrel Bernard, Baylor
- WR Khalil Shakir, Boise State
- P Matt Araiza, San Diego State
- CB Christian Benford, Villanova
- OL Luke Tenuta, Virginia Tech
- LB Baylon Spector, Clemson
But draft weekend is far from over, as we have undrafted free agency, where the Bills will look to add some players to bolster their depth heading into training camp and beyond. Talented players, for whatever reason, will fall out of the draft entirely, at which point the phone lines are flooded and agents start juggling calls trying to find the best home for their players.
Buffalo had several undrafted free agents make their practice squad in 2021 and prior to that, UDFAs have frequently made their roster.
Sometimes these players are signed and sometimes they’re being offered a tryout at rookie minicamp, so none of this is official until announced by the team. Here are the ones we know so far:
Northwest Missouri State OL Tanner Owen
Texas OL Derek Kerstetter
Syracuse DL Kingsley Jonathan
App State WR Malik Williams
App State WR Malik Williams is headed to Buffalo Bills as a UDFA— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) May 1, 2022
BYU WR Neil Pau’u
UCLA OL Alec Anderson
Alec Anderson of UCLA is going to BUFFALO BILLS as a UDFA— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) May 1, 2022
Penn DT Prince Emili
Bills are signing Penn DT Prince Emili as a UDFA, per source— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) April 30, 2022
Virginia Tech RB Raheem Blackshear
Virginia Tech RB Raheem Blackshear headed to Bills as UDFA— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) April 30, 2022
Tulsa CB Travon Fuller
#Bills are signing Tulsa CB Travon Fuller to an UDFA contract, per source.— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) April 30, 2022
Per Aaron Wilson, Fuller received a $7000 signing bonus.
Wydermyer came to Buffalo for a top-30 visit prior to the Draft. Aaron Wilson confirmed the signing.
TRYOUT: Buff State long snapper Cole Jenkins
Pumped to announce that I’ve been invited to the Buffalo Bills Rookie Mini Camp!! Let’s work pic.twitter.com/eic2XSHLGh— Cole Jenkins (@colejenkins78) May 1, 2022
TRYOUT: Buffalo CB Ja’Marcus Ingram
University of Buffalo CB Ja'Marcus Ingram has accepted an invite to #Bills rookie minicamp, per league source.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) May 2, 2022