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Buffalo Bills supporters should anticipate a supplementary rusher, a top merchandise mover, and a potential politician from the team’s 2024 NFL Draft class.

Over the course of the three days, Buffalo picked ten prospects, none of whom was particularly “flashy” but all of whom filled a clear hole in one way or another on the team. Five of Buffalo’s draft picks in the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl, an annual event where collegiate prospects, both renowned and undiscovered, are invited to work with professional coaching staffs and make an impact on NFL front offices, may have solidified their status as targets—or at least brought them to the team’s attention—in Mobile, Alabama.

Recently, Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy took to X to discuss what Bills fans can anticipate from these five specific players. He projected each prospect’s short- and long-term duties while subtly criticizing Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

With the 60th overall choice in the draft, the Bills selected Cole Bishop, a three-year Utah safety who Nagy called “an athletic interchangeable safety” who should make an immediate impact. Bishop, who finished his career in Salt Lake City with 197 tackles, 12 pass deflections, and three interceptions, joins a Buffalo defensive backfield that lost Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer in the offseason, giving the 21-year-old a chance to compete for a starting position against Taylor Rapp and the recently signed Mike Edwards. Nagy mentioned that Bishop’s versatility will be helpful in Western New York, where the Bills have used Hyde and Poyer interchangeably for a number of years.

The defensive back has Pro Bowl potential, according to the former scout, who also predicted that he will sell a lot of club jerseys.

Nagy projects Buffalo’s third-round selection DeWayne Carter as a dependable rotational three-technique who is “likely [an] eventual captain and mayor of Buffalo,” seeing both political leadership and the locker room in his future. Even as a rookie, he envisions the disruptive former Duke Blue Devil “push[ing] for a starting job at some point,” but this may be a touch optimistic since Carter would trail Ed Oliver, who is now contracted with the Bills through the 2027 NFL season, if he played three-tech. Nevertheless, he should offer steady determination in a reserve capacity; he finished with 24.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.

Nagy also praised Buffalo’s fourth- and fifth-round selections, describing Edefuan Ulofoshio of Washington, a linebacker, as a “top testing and A+ character three down backup” and Ray Davis of Kentucky, a running back, as a “sneaky fantasy touchdown vulture” who can have an immediate impact on special teams. With a 9.55 relative athletic score, Ulofoshio is a rangy linebacker that the Bills have used in the center of their defense ever since Sean McDermott joined the team a few years ago.

Nagy concluded his draft analysis by praising Troy’s Javon Solomon, a pass rusher who finished his senior year with an NCAA record 18 sacks. Nagy believes he will immediately earn a rotational position; with Buffalo’s defensive end depth issues, this may be more of an expectation than a possibility. The executive compared him to a “looser version of Bryce Huff.”

While Buffalo didn’t exactly pull off any spectacular draft day moves in 2024, all ten of its picks were well-considered, and it’s reasonable to argue that all of them end up on the 53-man roster. For a few of these talents, “making the roster” is only the beginning, if Nagy’s predictions come to pass.

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