Buffalo Bills Have (Unproven) Physical Specimens At Wide Receiver

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Chris Johnson #37 of the Oakland Raiders misses intercepting a pass intended for Donald Jones #19 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills have a battle brewing for the No. 2 wide receiver job, and it features at least three players that are, to put it lightly, physical specimens in one way or another.

T.J. Graham, the team's third-round pick this past April, is noted for his speed - which is, by all accounts, decidedly faster than his 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the 2012 NFL Combine would indicate (and it's certainly nothing to sneeze at). The 5'11", 188-pound Graham also put up a 34-inch vertical jump, and will be in contention to start on opening day.

He'll have competition, however, in the form of incumbents Donald Jones, Marcus Easley, and perhaps even Kamar Aiken, a vastly underrated athlete. Jones and Easley lit up the 2010 NFL Combine; Jones ran a 4.46 at 214 pounds, put up 20 bench reps (tops among receivers), and had a highly impressive 41-inch vertical jump, while Easley ran a 4.39 at 210 pounds. He also had a 34-inch vertical jump.

Aiken, last year's undrafted free agent receiver that stuck on the practice squad, ran a 4.45 at his pro day at 213 pounds, and had a 36.5-inch vertical jump, as well. He is a darkhorse at his position and didn't play at all in 2011, but he's got considerable athletic upside, and is worth remembering as training camp draws nearer.

The Bills are a team that likes height-weight-speed guys, and that's what they have at receiver - even if the overwhelming majority of the players there are largely unproven at their craft. This is by far the most intriguing positional battle of the summer, in our opinion, as it features such top-notch athletes.

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