Buffalo Bills: Top 5 targets in first round of NFL Draft after start of free agency

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1. Brian Thomas Jr. — Wide Receiver, LSU

6'3", 209 pounds and a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine.

Outside of the obvious top three — Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, and Rome Odunze — Brian Thomas Jr. is the best receiver available.

Not only is Thomas built for speed and power, but he also has incredible footwork that can buy him separation in the short and intermediate parts of the field. During the 2023 season, Thomas scored 17 touchdowns while catching passes from LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels. While Daniels is considered a consensus top-5 pick, it's important to consider that he wouldn't have been as successful without the likes of Nabers and Thomas catching his passes.

And for those of you in Bills Mafia who are looking for the Bills to add a true deep threat, Thomas is your guy. In fact, Thomas was arguably the best deep threat in college football in 2023 — and he's got a knack for snatching the football away from opposing defenders.

But here's the catch, excuse the pun.

After a strong showing at the NFL combine, Thomas is unlikely to be available for the Bills at pick number 28. However, the Bills could use some of their 11 draft picks to trade up for Thomas under the right circumstances.

For the Bills to have their rookies take them to the next level in 2024, the path starts with Thomas. But will the Bills be willing to mortgage part of their future to acquire him? We'll have to wait and see.