Free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks claims he is healthy and ready to go for the 2014 NFL season. The only question is who will give him a chance to start?
Could Nicks be the perfect fit for Buffalo?
Hakeem Nicks is a tall, physical receiver known to make plays in the redzone, a critical area of need for a team that ranked 22nd in the league in scoring. (not to mention the Bills struggles to score in the redzone)
With Nicks claiming interest in a short-term deal, Buffalo has to consider the potential for a short-term, low-risk investment at wide receiver. Acquiring Nicks allows the Buffalo Bills to address more pressing positions with upcoming draft picks.
Don’t throw your eggs in one basket just yet; both parties have a ways to go. Hakeem Nicks needs to show he is healthy while Buffalo still needs to figure out the Jairus Byrd situation. Furthermore, the Buffalo Bills are coming off a 6-10 season with a young organization; but the potential for a mutually beneficial move for both Nicks & Buffalo is there waiting to take root.
Acquiring Hakeem Nicks means Buffalo can look to draft more aggressively in the NFL draft. Instead of waiting, Buffalo can take the best player based on need without worry. Drafting offensively with a tight end and offensive tackle in the early rounds makes a dangerous offense, while picking up a linebacker or safety could also add another dimension to a talented defense.
Could the Buffalo Bills & Hakeem Nicks be a match made in heaven?