The Buffalo Bills looked at a number of tight ends leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft but ultimately didn’t draft any. However, one of those players that they did visit with, Jalen Wydermyer, was signed as an undrafted free agent after the NFL Draft.
Wydermyer was a consistent tight end for Texas A&M over his three seasons with the Aggies with at least 445 receiving yards and four touchdowns each season. In total, Wydermyer had 118 receptions, 1,468 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.
Who are the player comparisons for Buffalo Bills’ tight end Jalen Wydermyer?
When looking at the player comparisons for Jalen Wydermyer on MockDraftable, the first thing that stands out is that his measurables and testing have a strong correlation to other tight ends with Doug Zeigler at the top of the list at 96.6%.
After Zeigler is Randall Telfer, who was a sixth round pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He would appear in 30 games between 2016 and 2017 and had only five career receptions for 40 yards.
Of the Top 5 player comparisons, the player who had the most productive NFL career was Anthony Fasano. He was a second round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2006 and play 12 years in the NFL with the Cowboys, Dolphins, Chiefs, and Titans. He would appear in 180 games with 136 starts.
For Wydermyer, the best case scenario would be having a career similar to Fasano as he was a player that was more of a good second tight end than a starter. He would have 36 career receiving touchdowns and in five of his seasons had four or more receiving touchdowns.
If the Buffalo Bills are able to re-sign Dawson Knox, then Jalen Wydermyer could be a good option to replace O.J. Howard as the number two tight end for the Buffalo Bills after this season. This year though Wydermyer should be looking to compete for a spot on the team’s practice squad.