How the Buffalo Bills can transform the receiving corps in 2019

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The wide receiver position was a major weakness for the Buffalo Bills throughout the 2018 season. In order to help quarterback Josh Allen develop further and reach his full potential, the team must bring in more talent at the position.

The new league year is nearly upon us and that means the beginning of free agency, trades are allowed to be made, and the NFL Draft is near. For someone like me who may enjoy player movement more than the actual games, this is one of my favorite times of the year. This is where teams start to take shape and the identity of franchises take shape.

For the Buffalo Bills, nearly the entire offensive side of the ball needs to be upgraded. With Josh Allen as the undoubted starter in 2019 and beyond, the team needs to build an arsenal of weapons around Allen to fit his skill-set and get the most out of him.

While the free agent market isn’t rich for big-name wide receivers, there are players that Buffalo could target that could be significant upgrades. If the free agent market doesn’t get the job done for the Bills, there are numerous players Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott could target via a trade.

Regardless of what the team does in free agency or on the trade market, Buffalo should draft a wide receiver. The class is too deep and too talented not to come away with one playmaker for Allen and the young offense. In addition, tight end might be the deepest position in the class and the team needs an infusion of talent there to provide another safety net to help Allen.

Fellow BuffaLowDown contributor Justin Baumann and I recently had a conversation about what Buffalo could do to improve their receiving group immediately. From that conversation, I came up with four moves that could drastically overhaul the team’s weaponry for their young gunslinger. If done carefully, Buffalo could go from one of the worst to one of the best groups in the league.