Buffalo Bills Undrafted Free Agent Profile: DT Prince Emili

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During the rookie minicamp the Buffalo Bills had last weekend, they had a number of players in for a tryout. One of those players was defensive tackle Prince Emili, who showed enough during the practices to be signed to the Bills’ roster.

Let’s take a closer look at the player and what he brings to the team.


Height: 6’2″

Weight: 300 pounds

Prince Emili played in 37 games over four seasons with Penn University and had 162 total tackles, 30.5 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, three passes defended, and one forced fumble. A majority of these stats came in the past two seasons with 9.5 sacks and 27 tackles for a loss.

Scouting Report on Pro Football Network

"Analysis: Emili was a small, hard-working Ivy League defensive lineman with poor measurables and limited upside."

How does he fit with the Buffalo Bills?

While the overall analysis on Emili wasn’t glowing from Tony Pauline, he does fit what the Buffalo Bills look for at the three technique. He is similar to defensive tackle Ed Oliver as he is small for a defensive tackle but does have good quickness that allows him to make plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage.

Every year, there is a player or two who surprise during the offseason and earn a spot on the 53-man roster or as a player who starts on the practice squad and moves his way to the active roster. Prince Emili is someone who could be that player this year as the Bills have the top four spots on the depth spot locked in but have also valued depth at the position.

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Emili could be a player that is that fifth option on the depth chart at the position that rotates frequently during the course of a game, similar to what Justin Zimmer has done at times over the past few seasons. This should be an interesting training camp battle as the Bills have a number of players competing for it and Prince Emili should not be dismissed.