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

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Jan 2, 2017; Pasadena, CA, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) runs in a touchdown against Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Christian Campbell (1) during the third quarter of the 2017 Rose Bowl game at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

JuJu Smith-Schuster – USC


6’2”, 220 lbs

213 receptions

3,092 yards

25 touchdowns

If the Buffalo Bills decide against picking a WR at pick #10, then let’s try to replace ex-Trojan Robert Woods with another Trojan in Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster brings similar size and traits that Mike Williams could bring, and most likely won’t cost a 1st round pick.

My favorite analysis about Smith-Schuster is from NFL.COM when they asked a former USC assistant coach about him.  The coach said “His passion and enthusiasm are second to none and he absolutely loves football.”

Bills Projected NFL Draft Round: 2

I am also favorable to WRs who love to run block. If the Bills truly do lose Woods, they will lose over the best run blocking WRs in the league. While that’s not the primary trait needed in a WR, for a team that wants to run like the Bills, it’s something the wide receivers can’t hide from.

With Rick Dennison now the Bills Offensive Coordinator, who’s to say that Smith-Schuster couldn’t fill the Demarius Thomas or Anquan Boldin role in this offense?

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What wide receivers do you hope the Buffalo Bills draft in this year’s NFL draft? Leave your comments below!