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

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Nov 19, 2016; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer (3) with a touchdown catch in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

Ryan Switzer – North Carolina


5’10”, 186 lbs

244 receptions


19 touchdowns

When a team has one of the top QB prospects on it, there’s typically an NFL-bound WR on his team that helped him look good. For top QB prospect Mitch Trubisky, his go-to guy was Ryan Switzer.

Switzer won’t have the measurables that Davis or Williams will offer. What he will offer is a reliable 3rd down target and a hard worker who has to be smarter and more technically sound to make up for his lack of athletic traits.

Bills Projected NFL Draft Round: 6

The Buffalo Bills have to add multiple WRs this off-season, so even if Davis is picked early, you can still see Switzer late. The goal with Switzer is to add a reliable WR that can fit in when needed and help on special teams from day one.

Regardless of what happens at quarterback in Buffalo, he will be working with a revamped WR group. Switzer can bring the prototypical slot skill-set to the Bills. He had 3 games this year with over 10 receptions and he can still be a mismatch at the NFL level if left alone with a linebacker.

What about a Buckeye to look at?