NFL Draft: 4 surprising picks Buffalo Bills could trade up for in first round

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The wide receiver position is one of the most interesting in the 2023 NFL Draft because there is no clear cut top prospect at the position. There is a group of four or five that certainly could make a case for having his name heard first in the 2023 NFL Draft at the position.

One of those players is Zay Flowers, who has really improved his stock over the past few weeks and ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler has reported that his stock is “surging”, according to Bleacher Report. This could be one of the reasons the Bills would have to trade up if this is the player they believe they need for the offense.

If the Buffalo Bills were to draft Zay Flowers, he would likely fit in as the starting slot receiver as he is smaller at 5’10” and 177 pounds. However, he was very productive with Boston College this past season with 78 receptions, 1,077 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns.

The biggest concern with Zay Flowers, and why I believe he may not be a great fit, is that he struggled with drops in college. According to Mike Renner with Pro Football Focus, Flowers had a career drop rate of 10.8% and is one of only six wide receivers with a rate over 10%.

Last year, drops were a pretty consistent storyline for the Buffalo Bills wide receivers and it doesn’t make a lot of sense to add another wide receiver with a similar issue.