Keon Coleman was last WR available Josh Allen wanted early in NFL Draft

Bills Select Wide Receiver Keon Coleman
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The pick is in! After trading all the way out of the first round of the draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Keon Coleman, wide receiver from Florida State, with the first pick in the second round. Keon Coleman, as reported by Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz, was the last receiver left that Josh Allen wanted. The Bills knew that they could trade back, get more picks, and still have Coleman available to draft.

Assuming this report is accurate, this is a masterful move by Brandon Beane and his team. The Bills were without a third-round pick this year after trading it away last season to the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Rasul Douglas, a trade that allowed the Bills to fill a glaring hole at the position. Starting yesterday without that pick, though, the Bills made it through the day and the first pick today, and now have moved up into the 3rd round, moved up in multiple other rounds, and were able to get the receiver that their star quarterback was asking for. We have seen plenty of other franchises not even be able to keep their QB happy.

Even without all of the background, Keon Coleman is still a great pickup at this spot. Standing at 6 feet 4 inches, Coleman weighs 215 lbs. This is the big-bodied receiver that many have been dreaming of for Josh Allen. This will very soon be the target that Josh Allen looks for 50 yards down the field or bunched up in the endzone when he decides to escape the pocket, a common occurrence for the mobile quarterback.

In his final year of college ball, Keon Coleman racked up 60 receptions for 658 yards and 11 touchdowns. If this kind of production can transfer to the NFL, Bills fans should be excited for what is to come from this new duo.