Ranking the Buffalo Bills UDFAs most likely to make the roster
TE Jalen Wydermyer from Texas A&M with best chance to make Buffalo Bills’ roster
Jalen Wydermyer was once being talked about as a second or third-round pick for the Bills early in the draft season. It will be hard to find a player who lost more draft hype and money than Wydermyer because of poor athletic testing. And if you are wondering how destructive Wydermyer’s athletic testing was, just take a look at this.
For a guy who was pegged by many fans and scouts as one of the better athletic tight ends in the draft, these numbers practically killed the second and third-round hype that surrounded him.
However, all that aside and Wydermyer is still a solid prospect. In his three-year career at Texas A&M, Wydermyer had 1,468 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. Although his athletic testing disappointed, Wydermyer has some rare traits coveted at his position. Standing at 6-3, Wydermyer has a 6-9 wingspan providing excellent length as a receiver.
As a receiver, Wydermyer also has really good hands. Wydermyer is a solid blocker who can handle defensive linemen giving him an actual three-down ability.
Wydermyer has a chance to make the Bills roster because even though the Bills signed OJ Howard to backup Dawson Knox, behind Howard are the unproven Tommy Sweeney and Quinton Morris. Sweeney has been on the Buffalo Bills for a couple of years but has never earned serious playing time, even if Dawson Knox has been injured.
Morris and UDFA last year was on the practice squad all last season and appeared in one game. Wydermyer has the opportunity to overtake both Sweeney and Morris and potentially make the roster as the third tight end.