Buffalo Bills: Scouting the 2017 NFL Draft for a Wide Receiver

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Jan 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis (84) in action during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2017 Cotton Bowl game at AT&T Stadium. The Badgers defeat the Broncos 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Corey Davis – Western Michigan


6’3”, 213 lbs

332 receptions

5,285 yards

52 touchdowns

When it comes to who at WR the Bills could take at #10, there are really only 2 options in Clemson’s Mike Williams and Corey Davis. We believe in teamwork over here, so if you didn’t read DJ Eberle’s analysis on who the Bills should select between these two, you really should.

Since he went with Davis after a lot of analysis, I will too. The Buffalo Bills will strongly consider wide receiver at #10,and that’s because they probably won’t be able to keep Robert Woods.

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So if it’s almost a 50/50 split between the two, what makes Davis the better option?

Davis can simply do more than Williams. Williams has elite size and jumping ability to get the ball at the high point. He would provide an elite red zone target, however, the Bills need to get to the red zone first.

With the dominant rushing offense and multiple red zone targets already, I would take the more rounded of the two in Davis. Plus, having the wide receiver that is better at catching never hurt either.

If the Buffalo Bills feel a need to have an elite red zone target, I would argue they need to find a way to bring back Justin Hunter rather than draft Williams.

I would be thrilled to bring Corey Davis into the mix. However, the fact is with Sammy Watkins on the team, do you want the pick at #10 to be your No. 2 WR? In today’s NFL you need multiple weapons, but it’s also been proven that through the draft you can find No. 2 WR’s in the later rounds.

Lets take a look at who the Buffalo Bills can find later than at pick #10, that COULD still be the #2 or #3 WR next season.