Every year I buy the NFL draft guide book to familiarize myself with the players, since I don't have a 24/7 subscription to the SEC network and don't follow college football as closely as those in the Bible Belt. So as I read who the Bills signed as "undrafted free agents" after the conclusion of the draft, I was surprised to see the signing of Jalen Wydermyer, Tight End out of Texas A&M, since he is the #1 ranked Tight End according to Athlon and the #2 Tight End from the Lindy's publication. He had first and second round grades on him, so I am not sure why he didn't get drafted.
Here is the skinny on Wydermyer: 6'5, 255 - Checks all the boxes from a physical standpoint as a big, long-armed athlete with the kind of explosiveness and fluid athleticism to be a matchup nightmare. He was productive despite uneven quarterback play and could break out with a professional quarterback to throw to him. He's not the centerpiece of a passing game the was Kyle Pitts has a chance to be, but he is the highest-ceiling tight end in this class with a chance to be a valuable number 2 target in an offense - - and one who can possibly hold up as a traditional Y as he continues to develop as a blocker.
2021 - 12 games - 40 receptions - 515 yards - 12.9 YPC - 4 TD
Earned second team all-SEC as a Freshman - Was considered one of the top tight ends in the nation. He was named a Mackey award finalist in both 2020 and 2021.
Comparisons are to Jermaine Gresham: So keep an eye on Wydermyer, who could turn out to be the biggest surprise from this draft!