Buffalo Bills might be telegraphing their draft plans at wide receiver

2018 NFL Draft
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The wide receiver position seemed like a position the Buffalo Bills were very likely to address in the 2024 NFL Draft after Gabe Davis signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It has become almost a certainty that they will use either their first or second round pick on the position after the team traded Stefon Diggs last week to the Houston Texans.

On a positive note, the position is very deep this year and the Bills could probably get a difference maker without having to trade up from their current 28th overall pick. One of those players that could be available has already mentioned the Buffalo Bills have met with him on multiple occassions.

Ladd McConkey says he has met with the Buffalo Bills 'a couple of times'

Shortly after the news broke about Stefon Diggs, former Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Ladd McConkey was on the Up and Adams Show. Kay Adams asked him about the Diggs trade and he said that he 'met with the organization a couple of times'. She then mentioned Josh Allen which McConkey responded with "That would be pretty sweet".

In three seasons with Georgia, Ladd McConkey had only 119 receptions for 1,687 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. However, the Bulldogs' offense was very run-heavy during this time so the lack of production was not necessarily reflective of the player but due to the scheme.

However, the scouting report on NFL.com describes a player who is an effective route runner who is able to use his footwork to create space for quarterbacks:

"His pace and rhythm make cornerbacks more reactive than proactive. He has the footwork and body control to snap off crisp breaks and open windows for his quarterback."

The addition of McConkey could also address another need for the Buffalo Bills as he was also a good punt returner in college with an average of 13.3 yards per punt on 21 punt returns. It will remain to be seen if this player is ultimately the Bills pick but they are certainly showing a lot of interest in the former Bulldogs' wide receiver.