I am not much for reading the litany of mock drafts, especially those that come out 2-3 months ahead of time and well before the BIGGEST opportunity the Bills have to add immediate talent to the team. Sure "through the draft" is the way Nix wants to build our team for long-term success... so I get the excitement factor of April. I am focusing on March though and the words that Nix said when he said the Bills need "one of those WR's who are open when they are not open". Chris Brown emphased this in his Friday fan Q/A Blog on BB.com.
It is a nice year to have that "need" considering UFA allows for many of the biggest names in WR's "available" this year in Vincent Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, and Marques Colsten. These guys are all top WR#1 on their teams and will be "paid" to be #1 WR on a team too. Everyone is tying Vincent Jackson to Buffalo because of the Nix connections there... (personally I'd like to see Bowe because of the Gailey connections). However, I also know Nix does not like to make a splash in FA and has said they do not want to be the "front-runners" nor sign the top guy (unless they were our guy first). So this makes me wonder and want to hear from you on which "2nd Tier" WR's who are "open when they are not open" could be our starting WR next season on the outside...
Pierre Garcon 6'0" 215 lbs- Has increased his production every year in Indy... including last year with scrubs throwing the ball. 70 receptions 6 TDs and almost 1000 yards. Might fly under the radar for teams paying the big bucks.
Braylon Edwards 6'3" 215 lbs... I hope not but could see them "kick the tires on him" as he is only 28.
Plaxico Burress 6'5" 234 lbs... 45 receptions for 600 yards and 8 TDs is pretty good for being in jail and out of football. Listening to an interview from him about mid-year he admitted he wasn't the "main target" in NY and was only suppose to play 1/2 time (until Santonio Holmes blew a gasket) and Sanchez is also throwing to him. He's 34 though and would be probably be a 1 year deal until Easley can prove himself. Probably my vote for short term.
Early Doucet - 6'0" 212 lbs... injured much of his career was suppose to replace Anquain Bolden. Had 54 receptions for about 700 yards and 5 TDs. Only 26 and could be more consistent.
Josh Morgan - 6'0" 219 lbs... IR in 2011 with broken leg and ankle. Again only 26. Lots of talent but not proven
Legedu Nanee - 6'2" 220 lbs... Played as #2 WR in Carolina last year after San Diego let him go. This guy is more of a decoy than a WR. Does not have good hands for his size. I hope not here either.
Terrell Owens 6'2" 224 lbs... 38 years old. No, no, no.... enough said.
Chaz Schillens 6'4" 225 lbs. 26 years old. Not much of a chance in Oakland behind all the speedsters they had at WR. Never caught more than 30 balls or 2TDs in a season. Could be a sleeper given his size.
Devin Aromashodo 6'2" 200lbs. 27 years old and has bounced around 3 teams including MN who had him last year where he caught 24 balls for under 500 yards. Probably not "big enough".
Roy Williams - 6'3" 215 lbs 30 years old... no, no, no again.
Bryant Johnson 6'3" 215lbs 30 years old... Our very own Panda Bear. 6 receptions in 15 games for Houston even with Andrew Johnson missing all that time. No again.Robert Meachem 6'2" 210lbs. 27 years old with no more than 45 catches in a season including last year where he had 600 yards and 6 TDs. Might be affordable for the Saints to resign because they will probably lose Colsten as they won't be able to afford him and Drew Brees.