The Buffalo Bills have announced that the have signed three of their seven draft picks.
The signees are fourth-round pick Ross Cockrell and seventh-round picks Randell Johnson and Seantrel Henderson.
“I’m excited about it. When you put the pen to paper you can feel how official it is,” Cockrell said. “You’re part of the team now, they drafted me. I always felt like I was part of the team, but now there’s no denying it. The dream has been realized and now it’s time to go to work.”
Cockrell played cornerback for Duke and is expected to be a depth corner for the Bills as well as a special teams player.
Johnson and Henderson both signed their rookie deals and will be under contract before the weekend's minicamp for rookies. Minicamp will take place May 17-19.
Johnson played his football for Florida Atlantic while Henderson played for Miami.
Recently, the rookies chose their numbers. Cockrell will wear 29, Johnson will wear 93 and Henderson will wear 66.
There are still four rookies that need to be signed for the Bills. Those players are WR Sammy Watkins (first round), OT Cyrus Kouandijo (second round), LB Preston Brown (third round) and G Cyril Richardson (fifth round).
All of the Bills rookies are able to participate in camps despite their contract situation.
Other rookies that have been signed by the Bills include
DB Deon Broomfield – Iowa State
LB James Gaines – Miami DB
DT Damien Jacobs – Florida CB
DE Bryan Johnson – West Texas A&M
LB Darrin Kitchens – Florida
S Kenny Ladler – Vanderbilt
CB Darius Robinson – Clemson
DB Derek Brim – Buffalo
DT Colby Way – Buffalo
Rookie minicamps start this weekend from the field house at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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