The frenzy to snap up undrafted free agents quickly follows the end of the NFL Draft.
The Buffalo Bills got into the act Saturday night, according to various reports and players making announcements on social media. The Bills had 78 players on the roster after completing an eight-man draft class, leaving spots for up to a dozen priority free agents barring any more roster moves.
Here's a look at who will reportedly be joining the team:
- Robert Foster, WR, Alabama. He had 35 receptions for 389 yards and three touchdowns in his four seasons with the Crimson Tide and also has been a punt returner. He played last season under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, the St. Francis High School product who is now in the same position with the Buffalo Bills.
- Levi Wallace, CB, Alabama. He went from being a walk-on to starting for the Crimson Tide. Weight is reportedly a concern for some teams, as he was listed at 6-foot-0, 167 pounds at the national championship game in January. He had gained 9 pounds to be listed at 176 pounds at the Senior Bowl later that month. According to analytics website Pro Football Focus, Wallace did not allow a catch of more than 30 yards all season.
- Mat Boesen, DE, Texas Christian. A 6-4 pass rusher, he had 64 tackles and 11.5 sacks in 2017. His 5.5 sacks against Baylor set a single-game record for the Horned Frogs.
- Gerhard de Beer, OT, Arizona. A 6-7, 315--pounder, de Beer had never played the game when he arrived from South Africa and walked on to the football team at Arizona. A rugby player at home, he came to America to throw the discus for the track team and was the 2015 Pac-12 champion. He has also expressed interest in punting, with Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez saying de Beer had hit 70-yarders in practice.
— Gerhard de Beer (@Tarzan_Football) April 28, 2018
- Ryan Carter, CB, Clemson. He had 83 tackles, four interceptions and 19 passes defensed last season for the Tigers. The 5-9 defender is tied for third in Clemson history in games played.
Buffalo Bills! Excited about an opportunity, that’s all I can ask for! God is not good sometimes but all of the times!
— Ryan Carter (@_CarterBoy) April 29, 2018
- Ike Boettger, OL, Iowa. A torn Achilles tendon in the second game last fall ended his season, but Boettger impressed at the Hawkeyes' Pro Day. He ran a 5.3-second 40-yard dash and had a vertical leap of 29.5 inches. He is listed at 6-5 1/2 and 313 pounds. A former high school quarterback, he was projected as a college tight end but moved to the offensive line and was a regular starter by his sophomore year. He is likely a candidate to play guard.
Excited to get back on the field and go to work! #BillsMafia
— Ike Boettger (@ikeboettger) April 29, 2018
- Tyler Davis, K, Penn State. The former soccer player transitioned to football and was the Nittany Lions' primary kicker over the last three years. He made 144 consecutive extra points and is seventh in school history in field goals made with 39.
- Wilson Bell, OL, Auburn. At 6-5 and 355 pounds, Wilson is massive. He played one season as a graduate transfer for Auburn after playing at Florida State, including 18 starts at guard.
- Mo Porter, OT, Baylor. The Bears didn't have a player drafted for the first time since 2008. Porter, however, will sign, according to the Waco Tribune. Porter played for the Bears for two seasons and started as a senior after transferring from Navarro College.
- Mike Love, DE, South Florida. He impressed scouts at workouts and some projected him as high as a fifth-round pick. He had 28 tackles with 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks last season. Love came to college at 210 pounds, but is listed as 260.
— OTG Sports (@OTGSports) April 28, 2018
- Corey Thompson, ILB, LSU: Thompson was reported by some outlets as being among the Bills' pre-draft visitors when he was spotted on an Instagram story posted by his former college teammate, Tre'Davious White. His signing with Buffalo was reported by The Advocate in Baton Rouge. He has also played safety and was primarily a reserve during his college career that was derailed by injuries. He had 43 tackles and six sacks last season.
- Cameron Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech: The 6-footer was a four-year starter and was named first-team All-ACC in 2017. He led the team with 71 catches, 964 yards and seven touchdowns.