The 2016 NFL Draft is under a month away and the Buffalo Bills -- unlike last year -- have a first round selection to try and find themselves an impact starter. With a pair of selections on Day Two, the Bills could even two more starters to the roster.
General manager Doug Whaley has continued to say the Bills will look for the best player available and won't draft based on need, which makes them fairly unpredictable up until they make a selection on April 28. With so many positions that they could go after, the Bills have a great deal of names to keep an eye on -- as long as you know what you're looking for.
Leading up to the start of the draft, WKBW.com will be going through potential names that the Buffalo Bills could select in the 2016 NFL Draft:
WR Corey Coleman, Baylor
Why he’s a fit
- Not just out of the wide receiver crowd, Corey Coleman is one of the most explosive players in the draft altogether. For his height, Coleman put up a jaw-dropping 40.5-inch vertical jump. If you combine that with a 4.37 40-yard dash and a 129-inch broad jump, Coleman will leave defenders in the dust. With his size, and movement ability, he has the potential to be a terror as a slot receiver, which is something the Bills could certainly use.
Why the Bills may shy away
- First, there’s the fact that it would likely take the 19th overall selection to get Coleman on the roster, and that could be an expense not worth doing — also considering Tyrod Taylor didn’t take advantage of the middle of the field enough in 2015. Coleman also has issues with drops, allowing the ball to get into his body. That negative part, although he is so explosive, could scare off a team from wanting to use him over the middle of the field where there are more defenders.
Joe B. Verdict
- Drafting Coleman, while exciting, might just be too much of a luxury selection regardless of his speed. You watch him play like in the clip above, and it’s easy to fall in love with that type of skill-set. However, the defensive needs for the Bills are far deeper than just what Coleman can do in the open field and in a jump ball scenario. Sammy Watkins is the man of the passing offense in Buffalo, so how much of an impact would a player like Coleman actually make in 2016? It’s a shortsighted view, but the Bills almost need to be that way early on in the 2016 draft.