Bills Have Shown Interest In Intriguing Linebacker Prospect

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The Buffalo Bills are heading toward the 2022 NFL Draft with one of the most complete rosters in the league. There are no glaring holes present as the front office has done an excellent job acquiring stars and stocking up depth behind them in recent years.

Their strategy in the 2022 NFL Draft will likely be to take the best player available on their board every time they are on the clock. They could use a little help at wide receiver and possibly on the interior of their defensive line, but the needs aren’t pressing enough for them to specifically target those spots. If the value matches the position, they will pull the trigger.

Given how widespread their options are, it isn’t a surprise that Buffalo is casting a wide net in the pre-draft process. They have already had 27 different reported prospect meetings this offseason at double-digit different positions.

The Bills are doing their due diligence and covering all of their bases. One of the more intriguing names to pop up on their visit list is Wyoming linebacker, Chad Muma. Muma has reportedly met with five teams thus far and held a meeting with Buffalo at the combine.

Muma is someone that could hear his name called on Day 2 of the draft. Based on player rankings, there is a chance that he is on the board when the Bills come on the clock in the second and possibly third, rounds.

The Colorado native has football in his blood as his grandfather and father both played collegiately at Wyoming. He had to wait his turn to break into the lineup, playing mostly as a backup in his freshman and sophomore seasons. He started breaking out as a junior before exploding onto the scene as a senior.

In two seasons as a starter, Muma averaged north of 11 tackles per game. He has a nose for the football, which evaluators will love. There is also something to work with in pass coverage as Muma had three interceptions his senior year and took two back for touchdowns.

There are some fluidity issues in his game, which coaches may be able to clean up with some improved technique. Diagnosing plays and gaining more patience will also come with experience and coaching.

But, Muma is someone that can have an impact right away even if he has to wait to get on the field defensively. He is a ready-made special teams player, which will push him up some draft boards as he can contribute right out of the gate.