The Buffalo Bills are set to kick off their training camp later this month at St. John Fisher University and while there have been offseason workouts and practices, this is really where players and teams begin their preparation for the upcoming season.
While the veterans will know what to expect, this will be new for rookies and this is when they are really challenged. This is the time the coaching staff will get a better understanding of where these rookies may fit on the roster and what the expectations might be.
For the Buffalo Bills, they have a few rookies who are going to be competing for starting spots or big roles while others are just competing for a spot on the 53-man roster. When looking at this rookie class, these are four rookies that will really need to shine during training camp.
4 rookies who need to shine the most in training camp for the Buffalo Bills
For some rookies, they are fighting for either a starting role or a spot on the 53-man roster but for Matt Araiza it means the same thing. The Buffalo Bills will only be keeping one punter on the roster so if Araiza doesn’t win the position battle, he will likely be cut prior to the start of the season.
The sixth round pick will be competing with veteran Matt Haack and if this was just a battle between who the better punter was, it would be almost no contest as Araiza was one of the best punters in college and Haack was one of the worst punters in the NFL.
The difference, and ultimately the deciding factor, could be whether or not Matt Araiza proves he can be a reliable holder on field goals. This is something he didn’t have to do much during college and has been working on this part of his game.