The Buffalo Bills are in the process of meeting with a number of prospects this week in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine. One of those players was former Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer, who according to Jon Scott said he felt his meeting with Buffalo went ‘very well’.
Michael Mayer is one of the top tight ends in this year’s NFL Draft who over the past two seasons for the Fighting Irish had 138 receptions, 1,649 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns.
The scouting report on NFL Draft Buzz noted he has had the nickname “Baby Gronk” for a few years as he not only is an effective receiver but also an elite blocker.
Buffalo Bills need another tight end but should they use a first round pick?
The Buffalo Bills have been searching for a tight end to pair with Dawson Knox for a few years now. The Bills have brought in free agents like O.J. Howard and Jacob Hollister over the past two offseasons but both players would be released before playing a regular season snap.
The Bills once again will be searching for another tight end to pair with Knox with Tommy Sweeney set to be a free agent. It would make sense for them to look to the NFL Draft as there are a number of good tight ends but the question for the front office is whether or not it makes sense to use a high draft pick on a player that likely would not be a starter.
The addition of Michael Mayer certainly could help improve run blocking and it does give Ken Dorsey more flexibility in his play-calling as he could work more two-tight end sets into the game plan. However with Dawson Knox signed long-term, it is tough to envision Mayer having a big role in this offense.
Michael Mayer is going to be a good tight end in this league but the first round pick may be better utilized to address another position.