Bills sign five draft picks, six undrafted free agents

Bills second round pick Carlos "Boogie" Basham is among the players to sign their rookie deals

The Buffalo Bills got some housekeeping done with their 2021 rookie class on Thursday afternoon, signing five of their eight draft picks to rookie deals. The team also added six undrafted free agents to the mix, while also signing two veterans.

Bills second round defensive end Carlos "Boogie" Basham was among the group signing their rookie contract. He was taken with the 61st overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Wake Forest University.

Also announced as signing their rookie contracts with the Bills included fifth round offensive tackle Tommy Doyle, sixth round wide receiver Marquez Stevenson, sixth round cornerback Rachad Wildgoose and seventh round guard Jack Anderson.

Buffalo's first round defensive end Greg Rousseau remains unsigned. Also unsigned from the Bills' 2021 draft class includes third round offensive tackle Spencer Brown and sixth round safety Damar Hamlin.

The Bills added two cornerbacks, a wide receiver, a tight end, and an offensive lineman via undrafted free agency.

Cornerbacks Olaijah Griffin and Nick McCloud will have a big opportunity to make the Bills' final roster, with limited depth behind Tre'Davious White, Dane Jackson, and Levi Wallace.

Griffin had 67 tackles and 13 passes defended in 22 games at USC. He is the son of American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and DJ, Warren G.

McCloud has loads of experience, having played 41 games between four years at NC State, before transferring to Notre Dame for the 2020 season.

Tight end Quintin Morris is an intriguing name to watch as well. Morris is a converted wide receiver, at 6-foot-4. He ran a 4.58 40-time at his pro day. The Bowling Green product played 32 games as a receiver, catching 105 passes for 1,281 yards and 13 touchdowns. He played just five games at tight end last season, compiling 20 catches for 248 yards.

Morris' path to making the final roster likely goes through Tommy Sweeney. The Bills' seventh round pick from 2019 is coming off a lost season due to a heart condition stemming from COVID-19.

It is likely Dawson Knox, Jacob Hollister, and Reggie Gilliam all make the 2021 roster at tight end, with Sweeney and Morris competing for Lee Smith's vacated roster spot.