The Buffalo Bills have reported that they are beginning to set up pre-draft visits with some player. Two players that are currently in the mix for visits are Indiana’s Cody Latimer and Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas.
Latimer player wide receiver for the Hoosiers. He was impressive at the combine putting together a 4.38 40. With his size, 6’2 215#, and his quickness, he is set up to break away from corners on the line and create space down the field. Latimer is not a stranger to the up-tempo offense that the Bills ran last year as the Hoosiers are in a similar offense.
“It’s a great offense to be in, especially for a receiver,” said
Latimer of Hoosier head coach Kevin Wilson’s attack. “It lets you
showcase your talents. There are so many ways to be open. The up-tempo
tires DBs out a lot. We get in great shape with our sprint staff. It
just gives you the ability to run all the day on the field and make plays.”
Niklas played TE for the Fighting Irish. He stands 6’6 270 pounds and is exactly what you would look for in a TE. Niklas is also a strong blocker, which is what the Buffalo Bills need.
Both players are schedule to go in the later rounds (3-4). When Buffalowdown did a mock draft over the course of a couple of rounds, I predicted that the Bills would look at Niklas in the 3rd round as a TE.
“I think it’s good,” said Nicklas. “I can block and I enjoy blocking. I think that’s something I can use to my advantage.”
I think Niklas would be a good fit for the Bills if they don’t get Eric Ebron in the first round. I wouldn’t mind seeing Mike Evans in the 1st, a OT in the 2nd, and the Troy Niklas in the 3rd. After that in the 4th or 5th maybe take a safety at that point to add some depth and a DE as well.