BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The Buffalo Bills needed a cornerback and they finally found one in the 6th round of Saturday's Draft, selecting Rachad Wildgoose out of Wisconsin with the 213th overall pick.
"They like my versatility," Wildgoose said about the Bills coaches he spoke to. "They told me to keep working because when I get to the league, I have to be prepared to make a difference. I'm just so grateful."
Wildgoose, 5'10", started in 17 of 25 games over three seasons with the Badgers in which he recorded 57 tackles, 14 passes defended, three fumble recoveries, and an interception. His 2020 season was cut short due to a season-ending injury in which he broke his scapula.
"I'm 150% ready," he said. "I've got all my strength back in my shoulder so I'm not worried about hitting and putting on pads."
Wildgoose says his family is from the Bahamas and his last name is of Native American descent. He also says weather has never affected him living in both Germany and Poland when he was younger.
The Bills have one more scheduled pick, a 7th rounder.