Breaking down how Trent Sherfield fits within Buffalo Bills offense

Trent Sherfield (Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)
Trent Sherfield (Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports) /

The wide receiver position is the part of the roster that has seen the most change this offseason for the Buffalo Bills. During the legal tampering period, the Bills agreed to terms with former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Deonte Harty. Then later in the week, the team released wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie as the two players bring a similar skill set.

On Monday, the front office added more talent to the position by signing Trent Sherfield to a one-year deal. He played three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before one-year stops with the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins.

This past season was by far his best as a wide receiver as he had 30 receptions on 51 targets for 417 receiving yards and two touchdowns. However, prior to that he has been a key part of special teams with each team he played for and this could be an indication that he is expected to be a replacement for Jake Kumerow, who is a free agent.

Where does Trent Sherfield fit in the Buffalo Bills offense?

Trent Sherfield is a receiver that gives the position a little more versatility as he can play on the outside but also out of the slot. He has a good combination of size (6’1″ and 219 pounds) and speed (13.9 yards per reception last season).

In addition to that, he is an excellent run blocker as Thad Brown tweeted with him receiving the highest run-blocking grade by Pro Football Focus for wide receivers last season.

The Buffalo Bills have now added two wide receivers, Sherfield and Harty, that have shown some high potential in limited action during their career. However, it gives the team flexibility to still add another wide receiver in the NFL Draft if that is the direction they want to take.

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