Bills sign West Virginia’s Daikiel Shorts Jr. as a UDFA

The ex-Mountaineer WR was one of the more productive receivers in the draft class this season.

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Bills sign West Virginia’s Daikiel Shorts Jr. as a UDFA


  • Former West Virginia WR Daikiel Shorts Jr. signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent last week. He was the No. 46 UDFA on PFF’s board.
  • Shorts ranked 14th among qualified draft-eligible WRs last season with an 82.3 overall grade. He led the Mountaineers with 894 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
  • Shorts ranked seventh among 71 draft-eligible WRs with 874 of his receiving yards coming from out of the slot.
  • Shorts was especially effective in 2016 when running hitch routes. He was targeted 19 times on hitch routes last season, catching 16 of them for 187 yards and a touchdown. West Virginia QBs had a 125.2 passer rating when targeting Shorts on hitch routes, 39.1 points higher than the FBS average on hitches.

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