Buffalo Bills Host Three Oklahoma Players in Private Workout: Report
Oklahoma sent 11 players to the NFL Combine, tied with Alabama for second in the country this season. Perrion Winfrey, Nik Bonitto, and Brian Asamoah were three of those players and they’ve obviously caught the eye of one franchise looking to bolster an already impressive defensive roster.
According to Ryan Talbot of New York Upstate, The Buffalo Bills hosted Winfrey, Bonitto, and Asamoah for a private workout. All three are expected to be taken on Day 2 of the Draft, and the Bills currently hold two picks that day (No. 57, No. 89).
Here is what Talbot had to say about each of the former Sooners.
“Winfrey (6-feet-4–inches, 303 pounds) would be a space-eater in the middle of the Bills’ defense. The defensive tackle has the ability to stop the run and has shown some explosiveness in terms of getting after the quarterback. Over 40 percent of his tackles went for a loss in his two seasons with the Sooners. Dane Brugler of The Athletic has Winfrey as his No. 4 defensive lineman and the 53rd overall prospect in the draft.
“Nik Bonitto is Brugler’s No. 11 EDGE rusher (No. 65 overall) in the 2022 NFL Draft and projected to be selected in the second or third round. Bonitto was a three-year starter with the Sooners. In his final two seasons with Oklahoma, Bonitto recorded 16 sacks and 26.5 tackles for loss. Buffalo already has a few young pass-rushers, but Bonitto has a knack for getting after the quarterback.
“Linebacker Brian Asamoah is Dane Brugler’s No. 9 linebacker and is projected as a day two pick. Brugler noted that Asamoah has “sideline-to-sideline speed with dependable tackling skills and upside in coverage.” Buffalo covets players who can tackle and can move well on the field. Asamoah is coming off of a season in which he recorded 80 total tackles, one sack, and 3.5 tackles for a loss.“
The Bills, who had the top defense in the NFL in 2021, already added Von Miller, DaQuan Jones, Tim Settle, Jordan Phillips, and Shaq Lawson to the defensive line in free agency. Adding one of these pieces would give the Bills a guy that could be an asset in the very near future.