The Buffalo Bills could add a big wideout to their roster, but they may have to wait until September 3 to do so.
In a 53-man roster projection written Monday by Mile High Report editor-in-chief Tim Lynch, 6’5”, 209-pound wideout Jordan Taylor wasn’t included.
Here’s what Lynch wrote about his prediction that Taylor won’t make the Broncos final roster this season:
“The biggest bubble guy for me is Jordan Taylor. He’s a fan favorite, but the Broncos invested heavily in the wide receiver position, and he could end up being the odd man out here.”
After Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Lynch’s roster projection includes the following receivers:
- Carlos Henderson: 2017 third-round pick. Routinely showcased dynamic yards-after-the-catch ability at Louisiana Tech.
- Bennie Fowler: 26 years old. 6’1”, 217 pounds. Caught 11 passes for 143 yards with two touchdowns in 2016. He played on 41.5% of Broncos special teams snaps.
- Cody Latimer: Soon-to-be 25-year-old. 6’3”, 215 pounds. 2014 second-round pick. Caught eight passes for 76 yards in 2016. Payed on 41.3% of Broncos special teams snaps.
- Isaiah McKenzie: 2017 fifth-round pick. 5’7”, 173 pounds. Caught 44 passes for 633 yards with seven touchdowns at Georgia last season. Also had five punt-return scores in his three-year collegiate career.
Lynch undoubtedly knows the Broncos extremely well, so leaving Taylor off his final Broncos roster is intriguing.
If the wideout is cut by Denver before the season, the Bills should instantly consider him.
New Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was the Broncos offensive coordinator for each of the last two seasons, so there’s familiarity between the two. Taylor spent his rookie year in 2015 on the Broncos practice squad and caught 16 passes for 209 yards with two scores in 2016.
In 2015 at his pro day, Taylor ran 4.52 (take pro day 40 times with a grain of salt) had a 36.5” vertical, a 122” broad, and clocked a 6.69 in the three-cone drill. He’s an impressive athlete.
At 25 years old, he’s entering what should be the prime of his professional career. His size would be welcomed in Buffalo, and there’d be no learning-the-offense transition period.
Just a thought in June to store away in the back of your mind for early September.