Buffalo Bills reach deals with 6 of 9 draft picks

The Buffalo Bills have wasted little time locking up a majority

of their rookie draft class by agreeing to contracts with six of

their nine selections.

The deals were reached Thursday as the prospects reported for a

three-day rookie minicamp that opens Friday.

The Bills reached agreements with their final six draft picks:

fourth-round selections, Florida State linebacker Nigel Bradham and

LSU cornerback Ron Brooks; fifth-rounders, Florida State offensive

tackle Zebrie Sanders and TCU linebacker Tank Carder; as well as

sixth-round pick, Oregon guard Mark Asper, and seventh-round

selection Western Michigan kicker John Potter.

That leaves Buffalo with its top three picks unsigned, including

South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who was selected 10th

overall. Unsigned prospects can participate in minicamps, but must

be under contract before reporting for training camp.