OU LB Eric Striker signs with Bills after emotional day

Ponca City Now - May 2, 2016 8:44 am

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – Eric Striker wasn’t one of the 253 players selected in the 2016 NFL draft this weekend.

But the linebacker from Oklahoma’s emotional speech thanking his family and friends for gathering at his draft party shown live on ESPN Saturday has already impressed many in the NFL.

Former Sooners safety Tony Jefferson, who also went undrafted in his path to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, tweeted: "Striker. Keep your head up…this game needs you. This does not and will not define you."

The Tulsa World reports Striker has signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills, where the linebacker/strong safety tweener will have a shot to earn a spot on Rex Ryan’s defense.

 

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