Since the end of the 2016 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills have received plenty of praise for their draft class. The team did a great job of filling needs and finding outstanding values throughout their seven picks. Now, Buffalo’s undrafted free agent class is getting some love from NFL.com.
Chad Reuter, NFL.com’s draft analyst, listed his top seven UDFA classes and the Bills came in at No. 4. Here’s what Reuter said about Buffalo’s undrafted free agents.
First off, how can you not pick a group that includes a "Gronk"? Rob's brother, Glenn, will have a chance to make the team as a rookie if he proves himself on special teams and as a blocking/receiving fullback. Eric Striker is too good of a football player not to challenge for playing time as a rookie linebacker. The Bills didn't use a single draft pick on the offensive line, so picking up draftable prospects like center Robert Kugler, tenacious guard/tackle Marquis Lucas and long outside pass protector Keith Lumpkin was wise. Marshall Morgan and Reid Ferguson are solid special-teams contributors who will at least be auditioning for another team during the preseason if they are unable to unseat veterans Dan Carpenter and Garrison Sanborn, respectively.
As Reuter noted, quite a few of Buffalo’s undrafted rookies could compete for jobs this season. Time will tell how this year’s draft class and UDFA class pan out, but on paper it’s hard to critique Buffalo’s additions.