Bills sign Marquise Goodwin, Dustin Hopkins, two other draft picks


Add the Bills to the list of teams quickly signing their draft picks.

The club announced Friday that it had signed four more draft choices: wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, safety Duke Williams, defensive back Jonathan Meeks and placekicker Dustin Hopkins.

Hopkins, a sixth-round pick from Florida State, likely looms a major threat to incumbent Rian Lindell. Goodwin, meanwhile, has rare athleticism. The third-round selection from Texas was timed in 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he has starred in various track and field events. Notably, Goodwin finished 10th in the long jump in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after finishing first in the event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Williams, a fourth-round pick from Nevada, will compete for time at safety, as will Meeks, a fifth-round selection from Clemson.

The Bills earlier signed seventh-round pick Chris Gragg, a tight end from Arkansas. Five of their eight picks are now under contract, with quarterback EJ Manuel, linebacker Kiko Alonso and wide receiver Robert Woods not yet signed. Manuel was the team’s first-round pick, with Alonso and Woods taken in the second round.