Buffalo Bills: Four round mock draft with trades before free agency
By Casey Reed
Round Two, Pick 54: K.J. Hamler, WR (Penn State)
No trades as of yet, but that doesn’t mean the Buffalo Bills won’t be looking at grabbing the best available player. That player just happens to be K.J. Hamler, wide receiver out of Penn State. Hamler is a shorter wide receiver at 5’9 but has the ability it shake his defenders out of their cleats. What he lacks in size he demonstrates in his shiftiness.
Hamler’s best quality might just be his yards after the catch. He’s brilliant in seeing the open field and has the speed to take a simple slant all the way to the house. Because of his size Hamler projects to be a primary slot receiver. Many will question why take a smaller sized wide receiver this early in the draft and the answer is simple. Cole Beasley isn’t getting any younger and Hamler was the best player available.
Hamler’s 2019 season saw him put up 56 receptions, 904 yards with an average of 16.1 yards per catch and 8 touchdowns. That 16.1 yards per catch is an outrageous stat and shows exactly what Hamler can do whether it’s on the outside or its over the middle making defenders miss.
Brandon Beane will be looking to add playmakers on the offense and adding around 16 yards per catch is a great start.