There’s a new player that needs to be added to the list of prospects that the Buffalo Bills have expressed interest in as we approach the 2021 NFL Draft. According to Justin Melo of the Draft Network, BYU wide receiver Dax Milne is scheduled to have a virtual meeting with the Buffalo Bills prior to the draft.
Milne was the top receiving threat for the Cougars this past year and the number one target for one of the top quarterbacks in this class, Zack Wilson. Milne finished this season with 1,188 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns on 70 receptions. On top of these offensive contributions, Milne actually has some limited experience as a returner with 12 career punt returns for 60 total yards and 2 career kick returns for 32 total yards.
His lack of effectiveness and pure volume as a returner makes it unlikely the Bills are interested in him for that particular quality of his. The Bills are most likely doing their research on him as a late round sleeper to add some depth to an already stacked wide receiver room.
The work that they are doing on Milne could actually mean that General Manager has put some deep thought into whether or not John Brown will be returning to the Bills in 2021. If Brown leaves Buffalo this offseason, the Bills will definitely be in the market for some more depth at the receiver position. However, it could be more shallow than that and the Bills are expecting to move on from Isaiah McKenzie.
The bottom line for this hypothetical is as follows, if the Bills lose any of the receivers from last year’s roster they will need to replace that departure to retain depth at the position. By doing their homework on Milne, it should show Bills fans that Brandon Beane is preparing for just about every hypothetical scenario that could happen this offseason.