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Buffalo Bull Rookies in the NFL

Player Team Dates SBNation
Andre Davis Jets Begin May 8th Gang Green Nation

Davis was a four year starter who never missed a game. That's 48 straight starts on the line for UB as both a left guard and a left tackle. Due to his size (6-4, 320) he best projects as a guard in the NFL. Davis was a key piece in now Sand Diego Chiggers Running Back Branden Oliver's record breaking career at Buffalo.

A standout leader in the offense Davis and his line also did a phenomenal job of Protecting Joe Licata in 2013.

Jake Silas Packers Begin May 8th ACME Packing Company

Silas is a massive guy who easily has the size and strength to play in the NFL. At 6 feet seven inches and well over 300 pounds Silas has size that can't be coached.

After redshirting his freshman year the 6-7 Silas used the next two seasons as a reservist to learn the system. In 2013 he took over a spot on the starting line. During UB's run to the Potato Bowl Silas started in all 13 and helped pave the way for the fifth ranked rush offense and fourth ranked pass offense in the MAC.

He was named to Phil Steele's All MAC Preseason team and then this past season Silas started all 11 games for UB. After the secon the conference honored Silas as a second team all conference player.

Adam Redden Saints Begin May 15th Canal Street Chronicles

Adam Redden came to UB as a receiver, was moved to a defensive back, then to a linebacker, and then back to the safety position. Through it all Redden's athleticism made him an impact player on defense. This season Redden was near the top of UB's stat books in sacks, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles. Those are also categories where Redden moved into the top 15 all time for the Bulls.

Redden has the speed to blitz off the edge and track down an opposing quarterback, while having the strength to completely stonewall ball-carriers in the ground game, and can deliver hard hist to receivers catching crossing routes. One thing he will challenged with in camp is not over pursuing plays.

Trevor Sales Browns Begin May 8th Dawgs By Nature

Sales was an All-Indiana First Team and was an all-conference selection and went to Delaware State after high school. The coach who recruited him, Adam Shorter, then became a coach at Buffalo and offered Sales a spot with the Bulls.

Sales grabbed the starting job in 2012. He became a fixture of a line, which proved that it isn't who has the ball in his hands, but rather who is clearing the way for him. After Branden Oliver's record setting career ended Anthone Taylor came in and challenged many UB single season records the following year.

Sales has the size (6-2, 327) to be an NFL offensive lineman, he also has the technically sound ability to be a line general at the next level. What Sales needs to improve on are his quickness and his strength at the point of attack.

Cortney Lester Jags Begin May 8th Big Cat Country

After coming to Buffalo Lester moved from wide receiver to the defensive backfield and earned the starting job as a redshirt freshman in 2011. Over a four year career at UB Lester would become one of the top 5 UB pass defenders of all time.

At Buffalo's pro day Lester had a 40 Yrd Dash of 4.76, 10 reps at 225, and a 20 yard shuffle of 4.21.

Kristjan Sokoli Seahawks Begin May 8th Field Gulls

What got Sokoli on the radar was his phenominal SPARQ score. At UB's pro day his 40 time would've been 14th among defensive linemen that participated at the Combine, ahead of USC's Leonard Williams. His 31 reps on the bench would've been fourth-best among defensive linemen, his 38' vertical third-best, and his 9'11' broad jump would've also been fourth-best. A lot of solid numbers that compare well with some of college football's best.

The Seahawks though are moving the College nose tackle to the other side of the ball. Rumor has it they want Sokoli to become a center in the NFL.