Bills beat writer Mike Rodak talked about TE Clay Burton, an undrafted rookie.
Rodak: Clay Burton caught my eye this spring during OTAs and minicamp when he saw some first-team action, which was unique among undrafted rookies. The Bills' open competition at tight end behind Charles Clay gives Burton a chance to sneak onto the roster, even if he isn't the No. 2 or No. 3 option at the position.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman could go four-deep at the spot and Burton has the size (6-foot-4, 259 pounds) and physical build of an NFL tight end. Unlike sixth-round draft pick Nick O'Leary, Burton's college production won't win any awards, but he has some traits that could result in the Bills keeping him on their roster.
The story went on to say the path for any undrafted rookie to make the 53-man roster is steep. The Bills didn't have any undrafted rookies make their team out of training camp last season and with a deep roster at most positions, the odds are against it happening this year. It seems as if Burton will have to turn into a preseason star, but even then he could end up on the practice squad. It will be tough to pass Clay as the team's TE1.