Buffalo Bills 2022 NFL Draft Prospect to Know: Chad Muma

Chad Muma (Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports)
Chad Muma (Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports) /

The linebacker position is one of those positions that may not often be discussed for the Buffalo Bills with Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds as their starters. However, when considering Milano is the only linebacker under contract past this upcoming season, it could be a position of need rather quickly.

One player who could be on the Buffalo Bills’ radar is linebacker Chad Muma, who the team met with at the NFL Combine. Let’s take a closer look at the player and how he might fit on this defense.


Height: 6’3″

Weight: 239 pounds

Arms: 31 5/8″

Hands: 10″

In four seasons with the University of Wyoming, Muma put together some impressive tackling statistics with 266 total in four seasons, including 142 this past season. He averaged over 11 tackles a game the past two seasons.

He has also shown the ability to make some of those impact plays that have sometimes eluded Tremaine Edmunds with 16 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, and three interceptions the past two seasons.

NFL.com Scouting Report by Lance Zierlein

"A high-cut linebacker, Muma has a nose for the football but his methodology for getting there will need an upgrade to earn NFL playing time. He falls prey to false steps and wasted motion at times. He has a see-ball, get-ball mentality and hunts runners with good build-up speed and an aggressive demeanor. Patience and leverage are below average when fitting up inside runs and flowing to outside runs. He needs to improve at slipping and taking on blocks if he’s going to play inside. Muma profiles as a backup inside/strong-side linebacker with four-phase special teams talent that should lock him into a roster spot as a Day 3 selection."

How Chad Muma fits with the Buffalo Bills

If the Buffalo Bills keep Tremaine Edmunds as their starting middle linebacker this season, adding a player like Chad Muma could make a lot of sense. He still needs some time to develop but eventually could become a starting linebacker alongside Matt Milano and be the replacement for Edmunds starting in 2023.

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However, if the Buffalo Bills were to draft Muma he wouldn’t be limited to just being a development project and could contribute as a rookie. As Lance Zeirlein notes in his scouting report, Muma can be a key contributor on special teams and at a minimum, it makes Muma a potential replacement for Tyler Matakevich, who has been a key part of the team’s special teams unit in the past few years but is also entering the final year of his contract.