Which Buffalo Bills undrafted rookies have the best chance to make the team?

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The Buffalo Bills are wrapping up their first week of OTAs and this was the first chance for the coaching staff to see a majority of the roster on the field together. The Bills have gone through some pretty big changes this offseason and there are more position battles than past years.

When it is time for the Bills to cut their roster down to the league mandated 53 players before the season, there may be more than a few surprises. Some of those could included undrafted free agent rookies, which hasn't been the case in the past.

It is uncommon for undrafted free agents to make the 53-man roster their first season in the league but has happened on occassion. In 2020, Reggie Gilliam would make the team as an undrafted free agent.

Who among the Buffalo Bills undrafted free agents have the best chance to make the roster in 2024?

This year, there are two players that stand out with the best chance to make the 53-man roster as undrafted free agents. The first is Frank Gore Jr., who has had plenty of buzz to this point but mostly due to his name.

Frank Gore Jr. is the son of former Bills running back Frank Gore and was not selected in the 2024 NFL Draft. The former Southern Mississippi running back has something to prove and based on his comments from the rookie minicamp is ready to make his case.

After James Cook, the running back position is pretty wide open and Gore will be competing with fellow rookie Ray Davis as well as Ty Johnson. While Johnson played well, he did sign only a one-year deal with no guaranteed money and his roster spot is far from being a lock.

The other player has not been talked about much to this point and that is Jack Browning, who was the punter for San Diego State for the past two seasons. The Bills have significant questions at the position after a down year from Sam Martin and bringing back Matt Haack.

It wouldn't be surprising if the deciding factor was who does the best job holding on field goals for Tyler Bass. The Bills don't punt often and this is a bigger part of their responsibilities.

One area that Browning separates himself from the other two punters on the roster is that he has field goal kicking experience. He would have 47 field goal attempts, connecting on 35 of them, and this versatility would be great in case Bass ever had an injury during a game.