Buffalo Bills could draft any of these three WRs from Washington Huskies

2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
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As the draft approaches closer, more speculations are released around the league on what NFL teams are discussing on what they'll do on draft night. The Bills will likely draft a receiver with their first pick, and there are even discussions on trading up for one, but that doesn't mean the Bills wouldn't target one in later rounds.

Maybe the Bills have their eyes on other positions in the first round and will decide to draft receivers in later rounds in a draft that's got a lot of depth in that position. Many talented receivers will be available in later rounds giving receiver-needy teams an incentive to hold their draft position.

Bills trade up for Rome Odunze

When looking at the Washington Huskies roster, all three of their starting receivers have NFL talent and have produced at the college level. Everyone knows the top receiver in Rome Odunze, rumored to go somewhere in the top 10. The Bills have been speculated to move into that position, likely trading with the Giants or Cardinals, especially with the departure of Stefon Diggs and the 11 draft picks acquired from the draft, not counting the 2025 second-rounder acquired from the Diggs trade.

Odunze is one head of the three-headed-monster of the top receivers in the draft class with Marvin Harrison Jr. and Malik Nabers. Odunze is a big receiver who can run almost every route at an NFL level, has strong hands, can gain separation, and comes down with lots of contested balls. All of these attributes are a big reason why he recorded over 1,600 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2023.

Bills draft Ja'Lynn Polk on Day 2

However, the Bills may not make a move and stay at 28 and draft a receiver, which would be the safest assumption. However, the Bills may hold on drafting a receiver in the first, and wait to draft one in later rounds. With this deep receiver class, it's a possible scenario for the Bills, as another talented deep threat in Ja'Lynn Polk will be available in the late second or early third round. Polk had a great 2023 campaign as he and Odunze terrified defenses with their deep-threat abilities.

Polk recorded 69 receptions, 1,159 receiving yards, and 10 total touchdowns in 2023. His playstyle is similar to Gabe Davis with his biggest strength being a jump-ball type of player. With most of the Bills receivers being on the short side, and excelling in the slot, Polk would make a lot of sense to provide that sense of weaponry for downfield plays. 

Jalen McMillan gets drafted late on Day 3

Jalen McMillan has been quietly effective for the Washington Huskies these past seasons. Outside of Polk and Odunze, he's the most overshadowed player receiver on the team. McMillan is a bit tall for a slot receiver standing at 6'1", has quick speed, and is shifty.

The only problem with him is that the Bills don't need his skill set, the Bills have Khalil Shakir and Curtis Samuel who have those attributes. However, if McMillan falls to or past the fifth round, the Bills will probably take a chance on him.

McMillan has his best season in 2022, recording over 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns, so there's NFL potential, but probably the least likely to get drafted by the Bills out of Odunze and Polk. The Bills need someone on the outside who can compete against physical corners, which would land Polk and Odunze as the most fitting prospects.