There is no denying that the Buffalo Bills need a true big time receiver, and while Stevie Johnson thinks that’s him he is just flat-out wrong. With the NFL draft fast approaching could the Bills look to move their number one receiver?
Johnson is 27-years-old stands 6’2″ and weighs 207 pounds; given the need for a big receiver I feel that he falls a bit short. Johnson’s career came from the ashes, a former 7th round pick, no one thought he had the ability to be a NFL number 1 receiver, and if you ask me he is not. His career numbers leave a lot to be desired (301 receptions, 3,832 yards, and 28 TD’s).
Last season Johnson missed four games due to injury and personal issues. While away from the team, the Bills didn’t seem to have much contact with him and to add fuel to the fire; it didn’t seem like they wanted to. I respect the need for privacy, but when you are the number 1 receiver in the NFL your team should want to keep in touch with you. A report on FanSided goes along with how I feel.
If the Bills are able to draft Mike Evans out of Texas A&M Johnson should just pack his bags. Evans is 6’5″ and weighs in at 231pounds. He would give the Bills the added reach they need. Evans ran a 4.45 40-yard-dash, and has a 37 inch vertical leap. Johnson runs a 4.59 40, and has about a 32.5 inch vertical. Despite Evans being a rookie, I think he would be an upgrade from Johnson.
The big question is what could the Bills get for Johnson? Maybe a high second rounder or maybe a low first? No one knows the answer yet, but I suspect as the draft nears Johnson’s name will come up more often.