The Buffalo Bills may choose to target a top wide receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft and one player is back on the draft board after being declared healthy.
The Buffalo Bills have the luxury of having options when it comes to improving the team in 2019.
There is a lot of money to spend and a lot of picks to use, so the team is in a much better position than it was a year ago.
Over the past few months we have looked at mock drafts, often from the same few sources. But today we look at a new one as NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein put out his first 2019 mock draft.
He has the Bills taking D.K. Metcalf at No. 9 overall. Metcalf is a player who was recently declared healthy after a neck injury held him out of football for a few months.
Here is what Zierlein had to say about the player:
"The former Ole Miss receiver offers a rare combination of size, speed and athletic ability. He could be Josh Allen’s WR1 for years to come."
Metcalf stands 6-foot-4 and is the first receiver off the board in this mock draft now that he is healthy again.
That size is what the Bills need on the outside. Yesterday I wrote about adding someone like Golden Tate in free agency, but he is only 5-foot-10. I’m not saying the Bills should avoid shorter receivers altogether, but the team would be wise to add someone with Metcalf’s size in addition to other shorter receivers.
The key will be his health and I’m sure NFL teams will do all the necessary sleuth work to find out if there are any lingering issues.
Metcalf potentially coming to the Bills ultimately comes down to what the Bills do in free agency before the draft rolls around. If the team doesn’t add any offensive linemen, the the hopes of drafting a receiver at No. 9 may go away.
Metcalf being healthy will shake up some mock drafts, and he will likely be the first receiver off the board in most. Considering the Bills need a new number one receiver, expect his name to be attached to the Bills for the next few months.