Buffalo Bills: 5 receivers to acquire after DeAndre Hopkins fallout

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Buffalo Bills, Zay Flowers
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Just a couple of weeks ago, it looked like the Buffalo Bills were going to make a move to acquire All Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Arizona Cardinals. Even after signing wideout Deonte Harty, Buffalo has to add talent.

However, recent reports state that the Bills are now out on a Hopkins deal.

With Buffalo still needing a concrete option next to Stefon Diggs, they have options. Whether they decide to sign a free agent, trade for a veteran or draft someone to take over the WR2 position, general manager Brandon Beane and the Bills have a lot of great opportunities.

Knowing Hopkins is a no-go, now, let’s look at five realistic options the Bills could have at making a move at wide receiver, starting in the draft.

The Buffalo Bills should draft wide receiver Zay Flowers

At pick no. 27 overall, the Bills could be in position to draft Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers. As one of the top wide receiver prospects in this year’s draft, Flowers is looked at as either a late-first rounder or early second-round prospect. More than likely, though, he’ll hear his name called on Day 1.

Flowers stands 5-foot-9 and is a bit undersized, but because of his size and skillset, he’s able to be a menace in the open field. When the ball is in his hands, Flowers is extremely dangerous, especially if he has room to run.

His play style is shifty, slippery and explosive. He has the ability to sneak past man coverage, especially on the outside, and beat his man deep. He’s also very good at getting up field after the catch.

Last year with Boston College, he caught 78 passes for 1,077 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’d come in and be an explosive, exciting playmaker for a Bills offense that’s lacking in that area.