This has certainly been the most talked about position around the Buffalo Bills because they can go a number of different directions. They have already released Isaiah McKenzie, who began the year last season as the starting slot receiver but primarily was a gadget player for this offense. He seemingly has already been replaced by Deonte Harty, who Beane has said he expects to play that “four role”.
The Bills also have signed Trent Sherfield, who has shown flashes but has never been a full-time starter. He is essentially a backup plan at the slot receiver position, alongside Khalil Shakir, if the Buffalo Bills don’t find a player in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The toughest question is what the Buffalo Bills do at outside wide receiver with Gabe Davis. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract and the Bills could look to trade him if they believe they won’t be able to reach a new contract. The Bills have also been a popular landing spot for veteran receivers like DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. which certainly is another option.
In the past three NFL Drafts, the Buffalo Bills have drafted at least one wide receiver each year. However, every pick has been on Day 3 and this may be the year that Brandon Beane wants to invest more in the position and use a first or second round pick to add a player who could make an immediate impact on this offense.