Included were a quarterback, running back, two offensive linemen, a linebacker, four defensive backs and a punter. They are:
- Aaron Corp, QB, Richmond: The Spiders quarterback was a USC transfer. He threw for almost 2,700 yards, completing almost 64 percent of his passes (63.7 percent) with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season. The Bills did not carry three quarterbacks on the roster in 2011 (WR Brad Smith served as emergency QB) but he might push Tyler Thigpen for the backup job.
- Chris Douglas, RB, Missouri State: Douglas had 511 yards rushing on 146 carries in 2011 and three touchdowns. He also had a pair of touchdowns receiving, as he made 11 catches for 62 yards as a senior. He would look to compete for the third-string spot behind Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.
CrisHill, CB, Virginia Tech: He appeared in 50 games at Virginia Tech, but did not get a lot of playing time until his senior season, during which he had six pass breakups and an interception. He played mainly nickel situations for the Hokies, and that would be his best bet of making the roster.
- Delano Howell, Stanford: He was a three-year starter at strong safety after transitioning from running back. Howell has seven interceptions interceptions in his career and led his team in tackles in 2010. He would be hard-pressed to compete with George Wilson for playing time.
- Paul Madsen, OL, Colorado State: Madsen was a three-year starter at tackle. The Bills strengthened their offensive line in the draft with Cordy Glenn and Zebrie Sanders, so it will be a challenge for him to play.
- Shawn Powell, P, Florida State: He was an All-American punter who had a gross average of 47 yards per kick his senior season to lead the nation. He still figures to be the requisite training camp extra kicker, as Brian Moorman isn't going anywhere unless Moorman chooses to leave.
- David Snow, OL, Texas: A center/guard who appeared in 50 games for the Longhorns with 32 career starts. Nix loves players from the South, but Snow doesn't figure to be around by the time the snow falls in Buffalo.
- Nick Sukay, SS, Penn State: He had eight interceptions in his 32-game career, including three in each of the past two seasons. He also had 59 tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Another safety who probably isn't safe on the roster.
- Ian Wild, S/LS, Mercyhurst: The Bills also have a good history with small-school players (Fred Jackson, Andre Reed), and Wild had 90 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles for this Division II school. At some point, he played every defensive position except defensive line.
- Garrick Williams, ILB, Texas A&M: A converted wide receiver, Williams had 32.5 tackles in five games in 2011 due to injury. He will compete with fellow rookies Nigel Bradham and Tank Carder for a backup job.