What free agent wide receivers could the Buffalo Bills pursue this offseason?
Many Buffalo Bills fans were left very disappointed at the end of last season and many of those pointed to the wide receivers as a big part of the problem. They say, we can’t simply rely on Stefon Diggs to carry all the weight, what happened to Gabe Davis and Isaiah McKenzie’s great camp and offseason didn’t transpire to the regular season.
Those are all legitimate statements, but I would contend the wide receiver room isn’t as bad as many believe it to be. I don’t think McKenzie is the answer in the slot, but Khalil Shakir can be that guy, and, in my opinion, Davis will be fine as a number two wide receiver. I think the biggest concern is the offensive line, where I recently wrote about three free-agent options there as well.
But all those that think differently and feel the Bills need to get more help in the receiver corps, will look to the NFL Draft in April to address the position. I’m not a fan of that either, simply because most receivers don’t come into the league as a rookie and immediately slide right in. In most cases, it can take them a while to get acclimated to the NFL game. There aren’t many Ja’marr Chases or Justin Jeffersons in the world and certainly not in this year’s draft.
What about the free-agent market? Now I do believe that could be an option, get someone in here that is a seasoned vet, someone that has already proven they can play at an NFL level. What options are there, if the Bills decide to go this route? Also, the Bills have signed a free-agent wide receiver, nearly every year of Brandon Beane’s tenure too, so it’s not a crazy notion that he does it again. So, let’s take a look at three free-agent wide receivers that could help.