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Frank Gore Jr says 'no way 257 players' were better prospects after going undrafted

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There were 257 players drafted in last month's NFL Draft, but Frank Gore Jr. was not one of those players.

The former Southern Miss running back later signed with the Buffalo Bills after going undrafted. His five-time Pro Bowl running back father, Frank Gore Sr. spent one season with the Bills. The younger Gore plans to use the fact that every NFL team passed up on him in the draft as fuel for his professional football career, saying his undrafted status helped push him.

"It pushed me a lot," Gore said of getting passed over in the 2024 Draft.

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Southern Mississippi running back Frank Gore Jr. answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 1, 2024, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.  (Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

A confident Gore also noted that from his point of view there was "no way" that so many prospects that were superior to him.

"There’s no way 257 people are better than me in this draft, but now that that process is over, I’m a Bill, I’m here to compete, and I’m here to push my teammates, and push the running back room and try to do it on special teams," Gore said.

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The elder Gore believes his son is now in a good position to prove people wrong.

"Folks slept on my son; they slept on me, too — they'll see," Gore Sr. said.

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) rushes for a gain during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. The against the San Francisco 49ers defeated

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