Frank Gore Jr. makes bold statement during Bills rookie minicamp

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The Buffalo Bills held their rookie minicamp this weekend and this was the first chance for these first-time NFL players to make an impression on the coaching staff. Certainly, nothing is won during these first few practices but if players can get off to a fast start, it helps their chances going into training camp.

This is particularly important for undrafted free agents who might have a spot on the 90-man roster but are far from being locks once the Bills have to cut the roster down to 53 players near the beginning of the regular season. One player who might be able to be one of the few undrafted free agents to avoid those cuts is running back Frank Gore Jr.

The son of former Bills running back Frank Gore would not be selected and on Friday he met with the media and made a notable proclamation. According to the video tweeted by Alex Brasky of The Batavia News, Gore said that there "was no way 257 people were better than me."

Frank Gore Jr. appears focused on proving people wrong and this is good news for the Buffalo Bills

The fact that the former Southern Mississippi running back knew exactly how many draft picks were in the NFL Draft and how many players were picked is not a mistake. He clearly looks motivated to prove he belongs in the NFL and agrees with the comments his father made after being undrafted.

He also has a good chance to make the roster as the running back position is pretty wide open after James Cook. The Bills did bring back Ty Johnson, who looked good at times last year, but is far from being a lock and the veteran will be competing not only with Gore but fourth-round draft pick Ray Davis.

In the end, it isn't entirely out of the question for the Bills to keep four running backs and with a strong training camp, Frank Gore Jr. could show that all NFL teams made a mistake to not use a draft pick to select him.