Former first round bust traded to the Buffalo Bills in this mock trade

The Buffalo Bills might not be in the market to trade for another team's failed first-round picks, but that didn't stop one writer for proposing a mock deal to land one.
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The Buffalo Bills have gone through a great deal of change at the receiver position. Gabe Davis is out via free agency, and Brandon Beane sent Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans in an unexpected trade. The Bills currently have only one receiver on the roster who has caught a pass from Josh Allen in a regular season game, and that is Khalil Shakir. Some analysts and fans believe that Shakir is in line for a breakout season, but do they need more?

They added free agent acquisitions Curtis Samuel, Chase Claypool, Mack Hollins, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. They have returning receivers Justin Shorter and Tyrell Shavers. Also in the mix are KJ Hamler, Andy Isabella, Xavier Johnson, Lawrence Keys, and Bryan Thompson. That's a lot of dart throws but one NFL writer at Bleacher Report thinks the Bills should trade for Tennessee Titans first-round bust Treylon Burks.

Is this a trade you would want the Buffalo Bills to make?

Treylon Burks trade

"It's hard to see where that role is going to come from, though. With DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley and Tyler Boyd all ostensibly ahead of Burks on the depth chart, he's at best the No. 4 option for a passing attack that ranked 29th in the NFL In 2023."

"However, it's a much different situation in Buffalo. After trading Stefon Diggs and losing Gabe Davis in free agency, the Bills wideouts are a potentially glaring weakness. They signed veteran Curtis Samuel and used a Day 2 pick on Keon Coleman, but Samuel is a slot receiver and Coleman is unproven."

Does this trade make sense for the Bills? The answer to that question depends on your opinion of Buffalo's receiver room as it stands right now. The reports from OTAs were that Claypool looked great, and Coleman too. Samuel's best years came with Joe Brady as his offensive coordinator during his Carolina Panthers days. I'm all for throwing darts at receivers to get the best possible group, but I'm not interested in giving up any draft assets, regardless of where the picks are, for a player who hasn't lived up to his initial draft billing. Signing them to a free agent deal, like Claypool is low risk, giving up picks, isn't ideal.


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