Tyler Scott is an interesting WR for Buffalo Bills that no one is talking about

Tyler Scott (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Tyler Scott (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

At this point, it would be more of a surprise if the Buffalo Bills didn’t draft a wide receiver early in the 2023 NFL Draft than did. The Bills have certainly done their due diligence on the position and are commonly linked to players like Jordan Addison, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Jalin Hyatt to name a few.

One player that hasn’t been discussed as much is Tyler Scott out of Cincinnati who did have a meeting with the Buffalo Bills, along with a number of other NFL teams, according to Aaron Wilson. It is worth noting that Wilson mentions Scott as a potential Round 2 target for teams which is pretty high for a player that is often overlooked.

In the past two seasons, Scott has had 84 receptions, 1,419 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns but an impressive 16.89 yards per reception. As the scouting report on NFL.com notes, Scott has remarkable speed and is a big-play threat with 10 of his 14 touchdowns being over 30 yards.

How could Tyler Scott fit in the Buffalo Bills offense?

Tyler Scott is a smaller wide receiver at 5’10” and 177 pounds so he probably is only going to be a slot receiver for the Buffalo Bills. However, Ken Dorsey can utilize Scott’s speed to really open up the passing game.

A perfect example of what Tyler Scott’s role might be was in Week 16 of the 2021 season when Isaiah McKenzie replaced Cole Beasley as the starting slot receiver. In that game, McKenzie was asked to run a lot of deeper crossing routes and he had a career game with 11 receptions, 125 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The speed Tyler Scott possesses will force defenses to play further back and with him running deeper routes it opens up those intermediate routes for Stefon Diggs that he runs so well. Tyler Scott is far from a finished product and will need some time to develop but could have a role as a rookie with an eye to him being a starter in 2024.

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