Inside The Bills

WR class lacking burners

Posted by Chris Brown on January 26, 2012 – 10:50 am

The wide receiver class in this year’s draft offers a lot of size, but at the top of the board there aren’t many speed merchants, and that could impact where Buffalo seeks to find a worthwhile addition at that position this offseason.

Former NFL safety and National Football Post columnist Matt Bowen believes there are receiving prospects that can help NFL offenses, but they’re not going to be getting behind defenses all that much.

“A lot of these big receivers this year at 6’3” or 6’4” are not super explosive guys,” Bowen said. “But if you want one of them inside running breaking routes like a slant or a dig or a deep curl they’re tough to defend.”

Based on what Bills GM Buddy Nix said at his end of the season press conference it seems as though Buffalo is looking for a player with a bit more to offer in the way of speed on the outside knowing Stevie Johnson and David Nelson (who were 1 and 2 in receptions last season) aren’t burners. That’s why there appears to be a good chance the Bills will look to free agency to address that position.

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