Buffalo Bills: 5 wide receivers to draft leading to a Gabe Davis trade

Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills, Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Buffalo Bills, Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Wide receivers the Buffalo Bills can draft, making Gabe Davis expendable: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State

We have now come to the point in the draft where the Bills are going to have to trade up, no matter how you spin it. There is a possibility someone like Addison or Flowers are there around 27, or maybe a couple of picks beforehand. But, if the Bills want to get their hands on Jaxon Smith-Njigba, they’ll have to trade up in a significant manner.

With only six picks this year, a trade up would likely include a pick next year, just to save Brandon Beane from completely wiping out his capital for 2023.

Smith-Njigba is regarded as maybe the top receiver in the draft, and if you thought Addison was a strong route runner, you’re now looking at the best and most polished route runner in the class in Smith-Njigba.

Although many think he’s solely a slot receiver, Smith-Njigba’s size and well-rounded ability allows him to line up anywhere. At 6-foot-1 and nearly 200 pounds, he has ideal size for the next level. He’s fantastic at catching the ball in traffic, and also knows how to get himself away from opposing defenders.

To put it in perspective, his last full season was 2021 before suffering an injury last year. In that season, he also played alongside first-round receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson at Ohio State. Smith-Njigba led the team that year, hauling in 95 passes for 1,606 yards and nine touchdowns.