Buffalo Bills Draft Kolby Listenbee In Sixth Round
On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills drafted TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft at #192 overall. Listenbee was one of the 23 pre-draft visits the Bills received from players that we are aware of. He’s 6’0″ and 197 pounds according to NFL.com.
He was a four-time All-American track star in college and has blazing speed. He was able to run a 4.39 forty time at the combine coming off an injury where he was only medically cleared to run ten days prior to the event.
Listenbee doesn’t lack any confidence in his speed because according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com Listenbee said, “I’m the fastest player probably in the NFL. So I bring speed, I got great hands. Right now, I got a chip on my shoulder because I got to go out there and show what I have and I mean. I just work hard.”
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The Bills got good value in the pick and maybe that is why they took him but he doesn’t seem like a great fit for the team. They already have Marquise Goodwin on the roster and while Listenbee is a taller, potentially faster version of him maybe it’s an upgrade but at the same time the Bills number one receiver Sammy Watkins proved time and time again he could take the top off a defense last season and so the Bills don’t really have a need for this type of receiver.
The Bills can use a number two wide receiver next season but it’s not likely that Listenbee would have a chance to win that role. He seems to be more of a niche player who can help on special teams and on select routes with his speed but it’s not likely that he has the ability to be a number two.
Robert Woods is still the favorite to win that role with the Bills next season and who knows maybe they will even just use tight end Charles Clay more often as a number two target to Sammy Watkins.