The Bills drafted seven players this month and they are well on their way to signing all of them.
The team announced Thursday that they have reached agreement with three picks. Fourth-round cornerback Ross Cockrell, seventh-round linebacker Randell Johnson and seventh-round tackle Seantrel Henderson have all agreed to four-year contracts with the team.
Cockrell started 49 games for Duke and was named first-team All-ACC during his collegiate career and left school as Duke’s all-time leader in interceptions. The Bills have Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, Nickell Robey and Corey Graham at corner, so he may need to make an early mark on special teams before he can show off those ballhawking skills on defense.
Special teams will also be the route to the roster for Johnson, who missed a lot of time to injuries while at Florida Atlantic. Henderson came to Miami as a highly touted recruit, but also struggled with injuries as well as time missed because of suspensions. Henderson also reportedly failed a drug test at the combine. He still looks the part of a starting NFL tackle, though, and the limited risk associated with a seventh-round pick was enough for the Bills to see if he’ll ever play the part of one.