In a somewhat interesting move, the Bills have (reportedly) added former Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt as an undrafted rookie free agent. (If you missed our complete list of rookie free agent signings thus far, check it out.)
Nesbitt does have a Bills connection, as Bills head coach Chan Gailey recruited Nesbitt to Georgia Tech when Gailey was head coach of the Yellow Jackets.
Nesbitt ran the triple option at Georgia Tech, and therefore didn’t pass the ball a whole lot. He only had 403 passing attempts in four years at Tech (3 as the starter) as opposed to 620 rushes. So it shouldn’t really be a surprise Nesbitt probably won’t be attempting to play quarterback at the next level. During pre-draft workouts Nesbitt participated as a running back. However, he didn’t really impress and was not drafted.
I’m not entirely sure what the Bills would have in mind for him. Interestingly, the nepatriotsdraft.com site that specializes in these undrafted rookies lists Nesbitt as a “QB/RB/WR/S,” which is pretty rare. I’m assuming he’ll be given a look at running back, receiver, and safety to see if he’s actually athletic enough to play any of those at the NFL level. If so, he’ll have a (very long) shot to win a job.
Best case scenario? The Bills somehow turn him into a Brad Smith-type gadget player/receiver. Pretty long odds against that happening, though. Most likely this is just a favor from his old coach and a way to fill one of the 90 roster spots Buffalo needs to fill before camp.
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