Buffalo Bills: 5 draft picks on the roster bubble entering minicamp

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Baylon Spector

Baylon Spector was a seventh round pick by the Buffalo Bills last year out of Clemson and as a rookie, he appeared in six games, primarily on only special teams. This offseason, the Bills have an open competition to replace Tremaine Edmunds and Spector may be a long shot but he is certainly in that discussion at this point.

The challenge is that if Spector doesn't win the job, he may not have a spot on the 53-man roster based on the recent history of how Buffalo builds their roster. They have typically kept only five linebackers and right now Matt Milano is the only lock with Dorian Williams and Terrel Bernard pretty close to being guaranteed spots as well.

This leaves two spots and one of those should go to Tyler Matakevich, who doesn't contribute much on defense but is an excellent special teams player. That final spot then will be between Tyrel Dodson, A.J. Klein and Spector.

The challenge for Spector is that Dodson has experience at middle linebacker, five career starts, along with extensive snaps on special teams. Meanwhile, A.J. Klein is a veteran of Sean McDermott's defense and his experience will be valuable throughout the season for the younger group.