Ideal WR prospect for the Bills in varying NFL Draft scenarios

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The Buffalo Bills are set to pick later in the first round but that doesn't mean that is where they will end up drafting. General manager Brandon Beane made that clear on Thursday as he essentially said all options are on the table from staying at 28 to moving up or even trading back during the first round.

One of the reasons the Bills have this flexibility is that the wide receiver class is very deep and while not every wide receiver can replace Stefon Diggs, some notable players can improve the position this season. With that in mind, these are the ideal wide receivers to target for these varying scenarios.

Buffalo Bills trade up in first round: Brian Thomas Jr.

While the Bills could trade all the way up to the Top 10 to draft one of the Big 3 wide receivers, that is probably not the best solution to address the position. Rome Odunze and Malik Nabers would be great additions to this offense but when factoring in the cost, which probably includes next year's first-round pick, that doesn't make sense.

However, trading up about 10 spots into the middle of the first round makes more sense and in that scenario then Brian Thomas Jr. would be the perfect target. He had a great season last year with 68 receptions, 1,177 receiving yards, and 17 receiving touchdowns playing with Jayden Daniels and alongside Nabers.

The reason he fits well within this offense is he has great speed that allows him to get over the top of defenses. Last season, he had an average of over 17 yards per reception, which is impressive considering his size of 6'3" and 209 pounds.

If the Bills are able to add Brian Thomas Jr. and it costs them only a few picks, either this year or next, would be a great move and address a big need.