7. Marquel Harrell
Marquel Harrell was a two-year starter for the University of Auburn at guard but didn’t get a chance to perform at the NFL Combine and went undrafted. However, he did get the chance to perform at Auburn’s Pro Day for scouts and had a good showing with 25 reps of the 225-pound bar, 24.5 inch vertical and an unoffical 40-yard dash of 5.22 seconds.
As Giana Han of Al.com writes all these results would have ranked Harrell in the Top 35 among offensive linemen. The performance at the Pro Day certainly had to help and may have been one of the reasons the Bills were willing to sign him as a undrafted free agent.
Han wrote that Harrell has more to give than just those physical numbers. She wrote:
"He’s got character to add to the team dynamic. When asked to describe himself, Harrell said he’s a “charismatic kid” as well as a hard worker. He puts the team first and isn’t someone they’ll have to worry about off the field. He’s willing to play wherever a team needs him to, and he can adapt because he has a lot of football smarts."
These qualities certainly go a long way in helping undrafted free agents earn spots on NFL rosters however the Buffalo Bills have really good depth on the interior. They brought back both starters, Quinton Spain and Jon Feliciano, along with backup Spencer Long but have players like Cody Ford and Daryl Williams who could play the position if the need arose.
For Marquel Harrell, it really is a numbers game and he has to be considered a longshot to make the final roster.