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Which WR prospect will the Bengals screw us out of?


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Well, obviously Harrison will go probably in the top two of the draft.  Most mock drafters have Nabers going next.  He might not have the measurables that wow observers quite to the degree of some of the other top receivers, but he's probably the most polished WR after Harrison.  Then there is Odunze.  He's got a nice combination of size and speed.  He might slip down to the Bills if the Bills draft in the middle of round 1, but it's more likely that he'll be gone. Coleman will be available when the Bills pick.  I'm not sure if I would pick him or not.  He's similar in size to Odunze if not quite as fast.  Egbuka is similar in size to Nabers, but faster if not quite as highly regarded.  He's the second best receiver on his own college team.  Worthy is fast, but built like a string bean.  I'd be worried about durability in the NFL.  If he gains weight, there is no quarantee he's maintain his speed/quickness.  Troy Franklin is a little bigger than Worthy and not quite as fast.  Most observers regard him as a 2nd round pick.  I've seen him mocked to the Bills in the middle of the second round.  Xavier Legette has the most intriguing combination of measurables on the list.  He's not quite as big as Calvin Johnson ("Megatron") or DK Metcalf, but he could be faster.  He's not as polished as others on this list.  Because of his speed, there is a decent chance he gets drafted in round 1.  The team that drafts him that high is taking a chance, but it could result in a big payoff.  Johnny Wilson is a receiver in a tight end body.  He's a late 2nd round pick.  If Buffalo wants him in round two, they can certainly get him.

 

If I'm Buffalo and drafting in the middle of round 1, my first choice Odunze if he's available, Egbuka if he's not.  I also would be tempted to trade down some and pick Legette.

 

All that said, there are other positions Buffalo could consider addressing in round 1 where they might be drafting, including offensive line, defensive back and edge rusher.

 

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4 hours ago, BigAl2526 said:

Well, obviously Harrison will go probably in the top two of the draft.  Most mock drafters have Nabers going next.  He might not have the measurables that wow observers quite to the degree of some of the other top receivers, but he's probably the most polished WR after Harrison.  Then there is Odunze.  He's got a nice combination of size and speed.  He might slip down to the Bills if the Bills draft in the middle of round 1, but it's more likely that he'll be gone. Coleman will be available when the Bills pick.  I'm not sure if I would pick him or not.  He's similar in size to Odunze if not quite as fast.  Egbuka is similar in size to Nabers, but faster if not quite as highly regarded.  He's the second best receiver on his own college team.  Worthy is fast, but built like a string bean.  I'd be worried about durability in the NFL.  If he gains weight, there is no quarantee he's maintain his speed/quickness.  Troy Franklin is a little bigger than Worthy and not quite as fast.  Most observers regard him as a 2nd round pick.  I've seen him mocked to the Bills in the middle of the second round.  Xavier Legette has the most intriguing combination of measurables on the list.  He's not quite as big as Calvin Johnson ("Megatron") or DK Metcalf, but he could be faster.  He's not as polished as others on this list.  Because of his speed, there is a decent chance he gets drafted in round 1.  The team that drafts him that high is taking a chance, but it could result in a big payoff.  Johnny Wilson is a receiver in a tight end body.  He's a late 2nd round pick.  If Buffalo wants him in round two, they can certainly get him.

 

If I'm Buffalo and drafting in the middle of round 1, my first choice Odunze if he's available, Egbuka if he's not.  I also would be tempted to trade down some and pick Legette.

 

All that said, there are other positions Buffalo could consider addressing in round 1 where they might be drafting, including offensive line, defensive back and edge rusher.

 

Legette sounds exactly like the kind of pick Beane/McDermott go for. They love drafting for potential, over polish, or those who are "NFL-ready." And I quite like that approach, honestly. It has garnered mixed results, of course. Allen was a home run obviously, but Groot, and Spencer Brown also fit that description. Of course, so does Tremaine Edmunds, and Kaiir Elam...

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4 hours ago, Rocky Landing said:

Legette sounds exactly like the kind of pick Beane/McDermott go for. They love crafting for potential, over polish, or those who are "NFL-ready." And I quite like that approach, honestly. It has garnered mixed results, of course. Allen was a home run obviously, but Groot, and Spencer Brown also fit that description. Of course, so does Tremaine Edmunds, and Kaiir Elam...

Legette is the put the ball in my hands and watch me go type of receiver. Rather it's a reverse, screen, etc. Definitely the type that would benefit Josh. 

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2 hours ago, JPPT1974 said:

Bills need a WR to help out Diggs for sure. Maybe lower in the draft and not in the top draft rounds.

They need more than that.  They need someone who can become a true WR1 in a year or two…Diggs is 30.

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On 11/28/2023 at 1:17 PM, Bleeding Bills Blue said:

 

We just spent a first on a young playmaker this season.  And a 2nd the previous season.  It's not like we don't do that. 

 

If the value is there sure - but i hate trading up with a billion holes on the defense.  The defense is old to the point where the players are aging off the roster, and there aren't replacements.   

 

there aren’t replacements because if poor drafting.  I don’t trust Bean with high D picks. 

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1 hour ago, boyst said:

Still whatever it takes for MHJ team. The guy would be a top 30 WR in the league tomorrow. Maybe higher.

It would take way too much to get him unfortunately. Like basically what the Panthers gave up for #1 last year and we don't have it. It would take less to get Nabers and he's the clear #2 to me. Like a better Jordan Addison. Odunze looks like a saucier Gabe with better hands, Coleman looks like a Demaryius Thomas type, and Legette doing absolutely nothing until he was a super senior is a major red flag to me. Egbuka seems like a technician but less of a field stretcher. 

 

If we trade up I hope it's Nabers, if we stand pat I hope it's Odunze or Coleman, if we trade back I hope it's Egbuka, and Legette is a stay away for me unless back of R2 or later.

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9 hours ago, MiracleAtRich1393 said:

It would take way too much to get him unfortunately. Like basically what the Panthers gave up for #1 last year and we don't have it. It would take less to get Nabers and he's the clear #2 to me. Like a better Jordan Addison. Odunze looks like a saucier Gabe with better hands, Coleman looks like a Demaryius Thomas type, and Legette doing absolutely nothing until he was a super senior is a major red flag to me. Egbuka seems like a technician but less of a field stretcher. 

 

If we trade up I hope it's Nabers, if we stand pat I hope it's Odunze or Coleman, if we trade back I hope it's Egbuka, and Legette is a stay away for me unless back of R2 or later.

If you look at the average first round pick and what they offer to a team I don't see very many first round picks able to make the contribution that this guy will. Heu will be a bona fide starter 10 plus years

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20 hours ago, Chicken Boo said:

Not even going to waste my time this year.

 

McDufus will go defense.  Again.  

 

Well the good news is we have like 10 picks, and this draft looks LOADED with WRs.

 

https://www.drafttek.com/2024-NFL-Draft-Position-Rankings/Top-College-WRs-2024-NFL-Draft.asp

 

I see most mocks have talent like Jermaine Burton going in the 3rd or even 4th. I dont want to wait THAT long to get our first WR, but we don't have to go in the 1st. And for the state our Secondary will be in come April/May, we likely wont have any other choice.

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And just as this thread predicts, SBNation has a new mock out which has Bengals at 13, Bills at 14, and Bengals nabbing Odunze as we get Nabers.

 

Exactly the type of situation I hope to avoid.

 

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2023/12/4/23987205/nfl-mock-draft-2024-first-round-projection-update-bowl-games

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