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Will Buffalo add at least 3 “quality” receivers?

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Personal opinion, but I believe the Bills will add three receivers of at least replacement level production.

 

I could see them looking to replace or at least challenge the skill sets of each of Foster, McKenzie, and Williams 

 

Obviously not sure if it’ll be draft free agency or trades, but I think they go hard at the position to add youth and depth behind Brown & Beasley. 

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7 minutes ago, Dkollidas said:

Personal opinion, but I believe the Bills will add three receivers of at least replacement level production.

 

I could see them looking to replace or at least challenge the skill sets of each of Foster, McKenzie, and Williams 

 

Obviously not sure if it’ll be draft free agency or trades, but I think they go hard at the position to add youth and depth behind Brown & Beasley. 

I mean...they better. Prob won't be hard either.

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We need a WR that is better then Smoke Brown so he can assume the role of the number 2 guy (immediately....we dont have time for a rookie to learn the offense)

We need a developmental WR with HUGE upside that is good enough now to be the number 4 guy

 

(Vet WR)

Smoke

Beasely

(WR prospect)

Deathmatch of the JAGS behind them for a roster spot

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I could see it. I’m guessing two and a TE but wouldn’t be shocked by 3. My feeling is that they are comfortable with those other guys at the back of the depth chart. They are strong in the middle but need someone at the top. 

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17 minutes ago, Kirby Jackson said:

I could see it. I’m guessing two and a TE but wouldn’t be shocked by 3. My feeling is that they are comfortable with those other guys at the back of the depth chart. They are strong in the middle but need someone at the top. 

Not sure why they’d be comfortable with Roberts other then when he is returning punts. Guy is useless as a receiver.

 

McKenzie makes a solid 5 option, and I like Duke as the 6th.

 

They need a #1 and a high developmental guy via the draft. 

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2 hours ago, Dkollidas said:

Personal opinion, but I believe the Bills will add three receivers of at least replacement level production.

 

I could see them looking to replace or at least challenge the skill sets of each of Foster, McKenzie, and Williams 

 

Obviously not sure if it’ll be draft free agency or trades, but I think they go hard at the position to add youth and depth behind Brown & Beasley. 

 

McKensie is an RFA.  Originally drafted in the 5th round - I think we can either tender him at $2M or league minimum.  If the latter, no compensation if he leaves.

Foster is an ERFA.  If we tender him 1 yr at league minimum, he stays.

 

Point being neither of them will be here to be challenged unless the Bills take some action, so we need receivers from somewhere.

 

Duke is signed through the next 2 seasons.

 

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9 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

Duke is signed through the next 2 seasons.

 

And thank the Gods for that!

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10 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

 

 

McKensie is an RFA.  Originally drafted in the 5th round - I think we can either tender him at $2M or league minimum.  If the latter, no compensation if he leaves.

Foster is an ERFA.  If we tender him 1 yr at league minimum, he stays.

 

Point being neither of them will be here to be challenged unless the Bills take some action, so we need receivers from somewhere.

 

Duke is signed through the next 2 seasons.

 

 

 I think Beane planned it that way too.

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All the WRs except Brown and Beasley are replaceable. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Beane bring in a bunch of players. What I disagree with is the idea that we need some big proto-freak WR opposite of Brown. We certainly have enough smurfs, but the “open when covered” thing is overplayed. We need guys who can separate and have elite traits (plural). Size is just one trait, and it’s useless without others (ref Benjamin).

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1 hour ago, Aussie Joe said:

Could see a FA signing and 2 draft picks so yeah agree..

That's what I see. This wr draft is way too loaded not to get 2 guys early (1-4 round)...still love to offer a 2 for Diggs? 

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While I agree we need more firepower I think as fans we might be disappointed when it’s all said and done. 
Of course I want to grab an elite veteran talent via free agency or trade, but we may end up with just another mid tier guy. I’m also not sold they will spend a first on a receiver if the top 2-3 guys are gone. 
What we want them to do and what they may do could be entirely different. Which of course will be riot status after the draft on here 

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Define “quality”. I’m more concerned about the top of the order than the bottom, but I could see 3 new WR’s. Hopefully there is at least one stud regardless of the total number. 

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They need at least three and probably more to get through camp. I doubt we'll have three upgrades, though. Maybe one clear upgrade in free agency and another potential upgrade in the draft.

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2 hours ago, Dkollidas said:

Personal opinion, but I believe the Bills will add three receivers of at least replacement level production.

 

I could see them looking to replace or at least challenge the skill sets of each of Foster, McKenzie, and Williams 

 

Obviously not sure if it’ll be draft free agency or trades, but I think they go hard at the position to add youth and depth behind Brown & Beasley. 

 

I just don't see us bringing in 3 relevant WR's.  Sure, more will get added for camp bodies, but I am talking guys who legit are competing for a spot.  I really think its going to be 2 at most and then they will look at TE, RB, and OL to help bolster the rest of the offense.  

 

At the end of the day, 3 WRs are near roster locks in Smoke, Cole, and Roberts (who just made another Pro Bowl as a KR).  They aren't trying to go 7 WRs on the active roster come week 1.  So they really are looking for a starter next to Smoke and Cole in either a top WR rookie prospect or an important trade (Diggs) or free agent signing (AJ Green).  Once they have which ever one of those, they will probably add another rookie in the draft too.  If they trade for Diggs, then that rookie likely wont come until day 3.  If they sign AJ, then I think they still go rookie WR in first 3 rounds given Greens age and injury history.  And if they elect to address WR only in draft, I think its a near lock to go WR in first 2 rounds and then maybe another one on day 3.   

 

I doubt they add 3 premium WR's.  They still have guys like Foster, McKenzie, Duke and they seem to like Nick Easley's potential too to battle for the 5th WR spot.  

 

For me, our WR room is going to look like one of 3 ways come camp (besides the camp body types)

  1. Diggs, Brown, Cole, and Roberts with spots locked down...with Foster, McKenzie, Duke, and maybe either Easley or a day 3 drafted rookie.
  2. AJ Green, Brown, Cole, high profile rookie taken in first 3 rounds, Roberts, and then the other guys battling to try and justify to keep a 6th guy.
  3. Brown, Rookie (from 1st/2nd round), Cole, Roberts and then maybe a 2nd rookie along with Foster, McKenzie, Duke, and maybe Easley battling for the final spot.  
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1 hour ago, Rc2catch said:

While I agree we need more firepower I think as fans we might be disappointed when it’s all said and done. 
Of course I want to grab an elite veteran talent via free agency or trade, but we may end up with just another mid tier guy. I’m also not sold they will spend a first on a receiver if the top 2-3 guys are gone. 
What we want them to do and what they may do could be entirely different. Which of course will be riot status after the draft on here 

 

Spoken like a guy who may have listened carefully to Beane's end-of-season presser

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1 hour ago, Rc2catch said:

While I agree we need more firepower I think as fans we might be disappointed when it’s all said and done. 
Of course I want to grab an elite veteran talent via free agency or trade, but we may end up with just another mid tier guy. I’m also not sold they will spend a first on a receiver if the top 2-3 guys are gone. 
What we want them to do and what they may do could be entirely different. Which of course will be riot status after the draft on here 

Wouldn't surprise me. Beane hasn't seemed to value the position in Carolina or here. 

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3 hours ago, Dkollidas said:

Personal opinion, but I believe the Bills will add three receivers of at least replacement level production.

 

I could see them looking to replace or at least challenge the skill sets of each of Foster, McKenzie, and Williams 

 

Obviously not sure if it’ll be draft free agency or trades, but I think they go hard at the position to add youth and depth behind Brown & Beasley. 


2 or 3 starting-caliber receivers sounds about right. The current guys behind brown and beasley will either be retained for depth or let go. My guess is the ones that can play special teams stay.

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