Buffalo Bills Undrafted Free Agent Profile: CB Ja’Marcus Ingram
Over the years, the Buffalo Bills have found some good players at cornerback as undrafted free agents. This group obviously includes Levi Wallace, who originally signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent after going undrafted in 2018 and became a starter midway through his rookie season.
However, another undrafted free agent signing at cornerback is Cam Lewis, who has started three games over the past two seasons. The Bills this offseason signed undrafted free agent cornerback Ja’Marcus Ingram, who most recently played at the University of Buffalo, after he tried out with the team during the rookie minicamp.
Does Ingram have a chance to be the next good undrafted free agent cornerback for the Bills?
Weight: 195 pounds
Ja’Marcus Ingram started at Utah State in 2017 and played two seasons there, playing in 19 games over that stretch. He had 61 total tackles, one interception, and 11 passes defended.
Then in 2019, he transferred to Texas Tech and played two seasons there. While there he would appear in 15 games and have 42 total tackles, one interception, and two passes defended.
This past season, Ingram transferred to the University of Buffalo and had one of his best seasons with 46 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and three passes defended in nine games.
How does he fit with the Buffalo Bills?
Ja’Marcus Ingram recently said that there are two players that he looks to for inspiration in former UB players Jarrett Patterson, who plays with Washington, and current teammate Cam Lewis.
This is interesting because Ingram will likely be competing with Lewis for a spot on the Buffalo Bills roster this summer. The cornerback position could see some changes in the second half of their depth chart and if Ingram plays well, he could find himself securing one of those final spots on the 53-man roster.
In the end, he will most likely be a candidate for the practice squad if he plays well over the next few months but this is one position where the depth chart is far from being finalized.