The Buffalo Bills made a splash in the 2013 NFL Draft, selecting the first quarterback overall at pick No. 16 in Florida State's E.J. Manuel. The Bills made seven other selections over the past three days in New York, but none will be scrutinized more than Manuel, now looked at as (yet another) QB savior in western New York.
The Bills added an explosive wideout in Round 2, Robert Woods, to hopefully aid Manuel and the offense. Buffalo perhaps got a steal in the fourth round, selecting Nevada's Duke Williams, a safety whose off-the-field issues dampened his draft stock. What Buffalo did not do, however, is bolster its offensive line over 72 hours at Radio City Music Hall.
Once the draft concluded, Buffalo, like all teams, began adding players, signing numerous undrafted free agents on Saturday night. Former Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel was inked, as were a trio of receivers that can perhaps aid Stevie Johnson and the passing game. Surprisingly, though, the Bills signed only two undrafted free agent offensive linemen.
A list of signed undrafted free agents so far, via BuffaloBillsDraft.com:
- Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington State
- Drew Smith, RB, Albany
- Kendall Gaskins, FB, Richmond
- Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
- Brandon Kaufman, WR, Eastern Washington
- Kevin Norrell, WR, Stony Brook
- Zack Chibane, G, Syracuse
- Ryan Turnley, C, Pittsburgh
- Aaron Tipoti, DE/DT, California
- Izaan Cross, DE, Georgia Tech
- Keith Pough, OLB, Howard
- Nickell Robey, CB, USC
- Vernon Kearney, CB, Lane
- Jumal Rolle, CB, Catawba
- Jordan Dangerfield, FS, Towson