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Buffalo Bills Add Six Draft Picks, 13 Undrafted Free Agents

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

After having no first-round pick on Thursday, the Buffalo Bills added 17 rookies to their roster between Friday and Saturday. Only time will tell if those additions make the Bills a better team for the 2015 season, but nonetheless, the Bills now have a better idea of what their roster will look like for the upcoming year, and at what positions they will have the toughest competition for roster spots.

The Bills made two draft picks on Day 2 of the draft, then after making four picks on Day 3, have signed 13 undrafted free agents. For analysis on all of the Bills’ new talent, check out the links below.

Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State (Round 2, No. 50 Overall Pick)

John Miller, G, Louisville (Round 3, No. 81 Overall Pick)

Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State (Round 5, No. 155 Overall Pick)

Tony Steward, LB, Clemson (Round 6, No. 188 Overall Pick)
Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State (Round 6, No. 194 Overall Pick)

Dezmin Lewis, WR, Central Arkansas (Round 7, No. 234 Overall Pick)

Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Analysis: Buffalo Bills 2015 Undrafted Free Agents

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Cedric Reed (No. 88) is among the players who will be trying to make the Buffalo Bills roster as undrafted free agent signings. (Photo: Evan Habeeb — USA Today Sports)

Cedric Reed (No. 88) is among the players who will be trying to make the Buffalo Bills roster as undrafted free agent signings. (Photo: Evan Habeeb — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills only had six picks to work with in the 2015 NFL draft, but that was not the end of their rookie additions to their roster. On Monday, the Bills announced the additions of 13 undrafted free agents to their team.

For a list of undrafted free agents who have signed with all 32 teams around the NFL, check out’s UDFA Tracker.


Teammates Again: Canisius High School’s Jimmy Gaines, Derek Brim Back Together as Buffalo Bills

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Jimmy Gaines (pictured) and high school teammate Derek Brim are back in Buffalo. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Adjusting to the life in the NFL is a challenge for all rookies, but Buffalo Bills undrafted free-agent signings Jimmy Gaines and Derek Brim have an advantage of familiarity.

The two Western New York natives are not only familiar with the city of Buffalo but also with one another. Gaines and Brim were both 2010 graduates from Canisius High School, a private, all-male secondary institution in Buffalo, where they were football teammates.

Gaines went on to the University of Miami, where he was a three-year starter at linebacker. Brim stayed local at the University at Buffalo, where he began his career as a walk-on but emerged as a starting safety midway through his junior season.

Both players did enough to capture the interest of the Bills, who made room for the local products on their 90-man preseason roster. That doesn’t ensure they’ll be on the Bills’ 53-man regular season roster, but both players are fighting hard to turn their opportunity into a career.


The 2014 All-Undrafted Team

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Although a knee injury didn’t stop Henry Josey from a productive 2013 season, it did lead to his going undrafted. (Photo: Spruce Derden — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

With a draft class that had been heralded as deep by people both inside and outside the league, we knew all along that there would be talented players to go unselected in the 2014 NFL draft.

Putting together an annual All-Undrafted team can be a challenge some years, as there are typically at least a couple positions where the well of draftable talent had run dry. Not this year. The difficult part of selecting this year’s best undrafted players wasn’t finding players worthy of the recognition, but rather deciding which players to leave off.

The following selections represent the prospects who bring the best skill sets and potential to the next level among the undrafted pool. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have the best chances to make the rosters of the teams who signed team, as some players have entered more favorable depth charts than others, but all of these players have enough ability to build a sustained NFL career.


2014 Buffalo Bills Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Kenny Ladler is among the Buffalo Bills’ undrafted free agent signings following the 2014 NFL draft. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills officially announced their undrafted free agent signings on Tuesday. Read more about them here.


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