Potential First-Round NFL WR Prospect: “Would Love To Play With Josh Allen”
The NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis this week and it's really the true kickoff for "draft season" with teams and football fans alike.
The Buffalo Bills hold the 25th overall pick in the NFL Draft, which will be held April 28th through the 30th.
The Bills need to make sure they have holes on the roster filled in free agency, along with re-signing some of their own players. Currently, the Bills have 15 players who are set to hit the open market in unrestricted free agency, which begins on March 16th.
The Bills have three wide receivers who are set to hit free agency: Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie and Jake Kumerow.
There's still a chance that one or more of them are re-signed, but even so, the Bills could absolutely use a wide receiver or two this offseason; whether it's free agency or the draft.
Cole Beasley has one year remaining on his contract and is 33 years old. After 2022, the only receivers under contract on the active roster will be Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis.
If the Bills are looking to select a wide receiver with the number 25 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, there are plenty of potential options.
Garrett Wilson, Treylon Burks, Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, and Jahan Dodson are all wide receivers who could go in the first round.
Williams played at Alabama last season, after transferring from Ohio State. He's regarded as an all-around wide receiver, who is excellent at playing in the slot and outside. He tore his ACL in the National Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs, but said at the combine on Wednesday he hopes to be ready for training camp.
Williams also said that he would love to play with the Bills and quarterback Josh Allen.
Williams and Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave said they both met with the Bills.
I think wide receiver would be a tremendous pick for the Bills at 25. Not only because it's a position of need, but also it helps takes pressure off Diggs, Davis and Dawson Knox, along with keeping up with what the Bills do well -- pass the ball. Wide receiver is a position which usually helps right away, verses an edge rusher or cornerback.