The team announced Friday that EJ Manuel has signed his rookie contract, ensuring that the draft's 16th overall pick will be ready for the start of next month's training camp on July 28.
Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Manuel is just the eighth first-round draft pick to sign. The former Florida State passer has spent time improving his uneven footwork this offseason, but his athleticism is unquestioned. Coach Doug Marrone last month called Manuel the most impressive rookie he'd ever been around.
"It's a great feeling and I'm excited to be truly part of the team now," Manuel told the team's official site. "I had no doubt at all. I knew I was going to be here and it was going to be done before training camp. I'm just glad it was done earlier instead of later."