clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2016 NFL Draft: Kolby Listenbee visits Buffalo Bills

New, comments

The receiver is an All-American sprinter, and naturally excels as a deep threat

We heard from Doug Whaley at today's press conference about how the Buffalo Bills were only planning to use "25 or 26" of their 30 pre-draft visits this year. We had an unofficial list of 20 names so far, and now we can bump that number up to 21. According to Adam Caplan, TCU receiver Kolby Listenbee is making a visit to the Bills today, on the last day for teams to host prospects for pre-draft visits.

The 6'0", 197-pound Listenbee is a speedster who averaged 19.4 yards per catch over his career at TCU. An All-American sprinter, he has a personal best of 10.03 seconds (wind-aided) in the 100-meter dash. He also ran a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He's able to use that speed to gain excellent separation ability on deep routes, but he's also skilled at tracking the ball in the air and winning at the catch point. That said, his game is one-dimensional right now, and he needs to develop his route-running in order to become an NFL starter.

Listenbee would be a great match for Buffalo's offense, with Tyrod Taylor's pretty deep throws and Greg Roman's penchant for calling go routes. He's not quite as dangerous as Will Fuller, but wouldn't cost as much to obtain if the team's goal is to find someone to draw safety coverage away from Sammy Watkins.

Also worth noting: the Bills met with Listenbee's teammate, receiver Josh Doctson, at the Combine. Doctson is considered a potential first-round pick, and Listenbee more of a third-day selection.