The Bills made yet another addition to their growing crop of undrafted college free agents. Cal safety Brett Johnson was signed by the club on Wednesday.
Johnson (6'1" 194) appeared in 49 games for the Bears making 22 starts. A two-year starter at free safety he finished his career with 107 tackles along with three interceptions. In 2009, Johnson recorded a career-high 52 tackles to lead all Golden Bears defensive backs.
To most NFL scouts Johnson was a bit of an unknown, but Bills west region scouts Brad Forsyth and Rashaan Curry couldn't help but notice his athletic talent.
"Watching film he just kept popping up," said Forsyth. "He has good height and length and good burst and speed. He's a tough guy that's not afraid to mix it up and throw his body around. He's been a very good special teams player."
"He's a rangy kid with very good athleticism," said Curry. "An explosive jumper with a lot of speed. He can cover a lot of ground."
Johnson was clocked in the mid to high 4.4s at his campus pro day. He also jumped through the roof with a 42 and a half inch vertical leap and a 10'9" broad jump.
With only 22 starts Johnson is not long on playing experience, but appears to have the necessary athletic tools to develop at the NFL level.
Buffalo now has a total of 15 undrafted college free agents on their roster.