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Daikiel Shorts among undrafted free agents likely to make roster

The Buffalo Bills might have found themselves a diamond in the rough

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First reported by 247 Sports (Chris Anderson), Daikiel Shorts appears on a list of the top 10 players most likely to make an NFL roster by Pro Football Focus.

The article mentioned this about Shorts:

10. Daikiel Shorts, WR, Buffalo Bills

With the Bills opting not to pick up the fifth-year option of wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the long-term depth of Buffalo’s WR corps is likely very thin (despite drafting former East Carolina WR Zay Jones in Round 2). At just under 6-foot-0 and 200 pounds with a 40-yard-dash time of 4.60 seconds, Daikiel Shorts lacks ideal NFL measurables. However, he enjoyed a very productive 2016 campaign at West Virginia, as he earned an 82.3 PFF overall grade and snagged 63 balls while forcing 11 missed tackles after the catch. His mark of 874 yards from the slot was seventh-best in the draft class.

It’s not surprising that the Buffalo front office picked up Shorts, especially due to their previously aforementioned lack of depth at wide out.

If Shorts makes it past training camp, he’ll see his first on-field action during the preseason against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, August 10 in Buffalo.