By Brandon J. Koch
Here’s an opinion that I’m pretty confident in: The Buffalo Bills aren’t drafting a wide reciver in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
After watching Zay Jones, Robert Foster and Isaiah McKenzie improve and develop during the 2018 season, how can anyone see Beane selecting a wideout as the team’s first round selection?
We’ve seen a lot of mid to late round wide receivers making a difference for offenses all around the league.
The Bills can look right in their own backyard for a mid-round receiver in Anthony Johnson out of UB.
At 6-foot-2, 211 pounds, Johnson can bring almost everything to the Bills offense.
Solid hands- doesn’t drop the football
Adjusts and locates the football
Yards after catch- hard for defenders to bring down
Short and intermediate route running
Vertical route running
Johnson should be one of those receivers the Bills are looking at in the 2nd-3rd round. His sure hands and the ability to play inside and outside has to intrigue Beane, his staff and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Once polished and developed, he will be a solid NFL player.