Buffalo Bills scheduled to meet with Jaxon Smith-Njigba before NFL Draft

Buffalo Bills, Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills, Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The wide receiver position likely will be very high on the priority list for the Buffalo Bills heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. The team has Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis looks like he is locked in as the number two wide receiver but the slot receiver looks to be a big question mark for this offense.

One player that certainly could address this need is Jaxon Smith-Njigba out of Ohio State. While there is not a consensus number one wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba could make a strong argument.

On Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Buffalo Bills were one of a number of teams to have visits scheduled with Smith-Njigba.

The biggest concern with the former Buckeye wide receiver is that he probably will be exclusively a slot receiver but for what the Bills need he could be a perfect fit.

Will the Buffalo Bills have to trade up in the first round of 2023 NFL Draft to select Jaxon Smith-Njigba?

While Jaxon Smith-Njigba would be a great addition to this passing game, the Buffalo Bills are unlikely to have the chance to select him in their current spot at 27th overall. The Bills probably will have to trade up in the first round but general manager Brandon Beane appears to be prepared for that.

Last week, there were reports the Buffalo Bills could be looking to make a deal in the first round. It will all depend on how far Jaxon Smith-Njigba falls in the first round and if the Bills have the draft capital to make a move up to get him.

The Buffalo Bills presently only have six draft picks and if they were to make a deal it would certainly limit their ability to address other needs on the roster. With that said, there is no denying that adding a wide receiver like Smith-Njigba would be a significant improvement to the passing attack and help Josh Allen.

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