Buffalo Bills: The price for Corey Coleman makes the trade even better
The Buffalo Bills are taking a chance on Corey Coleman and barely had to give up anything to acquire the former first-round pick.
The Buffalo Bills had some somewhat exciting news to share Sunday night in the form of a trade.
The Bills acquired Corey Coleman from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. There was some talk about how high the pick would be, and the actual outcome was better than expected.
The Bills acquired the top receiver taken in the 2016 NFL Draft in exchange for a seventh-round pick. The Browns must have really hated Coleman.
Coleman has dealt with injuries and bad quarterbacks during his short two-year career, only playing in a total of 19 games. But how can you pass up this deal?
The Bills have a weak receiving corps, on paper, and added a player with potential to the group in exchange for a pick the team won’t be worried about giving up. No matter what happened in the past in Cleveland, this is a great situation for both Coleman and the Bills.
Coleman gets a chance to get a fresh start and the Bills have the chance to land a first-round talent for a seventh-round pick. All while the Browns continue to be perfect trade partners for the Bills.
This is an extremely low-risk deal for the Bills and one that isn’t too expensive either. Coleman is making less than a combined $4 million over the next two seasons and the Bills could still get him for a fifth year on his rookie deal if he proves to be a successful receiver in Buffalo.
Chalk this up as another victory for Brandon Beane.
Now Coleman has to come in and prove that he needs to be taken seriously as a legitimate receiving threat in the NFL. The first step is to stay healthy. Some have called his injuries unlucky so let’s hope that is the case and call it a Cleveland curse.
The young receiver would not have been worth a high draft pick but this move is a no-brainer for the Bills. If he fizzles out, it didn’t hurt to give him a shot.