After three hours of waiting, the 2023 NFL Draft had finally reached the 20’s section of picks. The wide receivers, who many Buffalo Bills fans were hoping for, flew off the board. The Jacksonville Jaguars were on the clock at pick number 25 when the Bills traded their fourth-rounder to them to move up from pick 27.
With the 25th overall pick in the 2023 NFL, Buffalo selected tight end Dalton Kincaid out of Utah. Kincaid is 6’4″ 246lbs, with 32 5/8″ arms and 10 1/4″ hands. In 26 career games for the Utah Utes, Kincaid posted 107 catches, 1,414 yards, and 16 touchdowns, on 13.2 average yards per catch. For many analysts, Kincaid was the number one overall tight end in the draft.
General Manager Brandon Beane in his press conference following the pick, revealed that he felt the Cowboys wanted Kincaid, so he had to jump them. He also revealed that had Kincaid not been there, they were ready to trade back.
Kincaid Immediately makes the Buffalo Bills’ offense better, as star quarterback Josh Allen gets another high-powered weapon. A tight end was not a major need of the Bills, so many fans are questioning the pick, especially as their initial reaction. However, as a pass catcher, Kincaid is one of the best at doing that in the entire draft. With the type of player he is, and some of Beane’s comments, what is the Bills’ plan for Kincaid that we can draw up right now, and did Beane label him as Cole Beasley’s replacement?