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Buffalo Bills will host LSU receiver DJ Chark on pre-draft visit, per report

Another name added to the list.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills are bringing in a receiver for a visit before this month’s NFL Draft. LSU wideout DJ Chark is the first receiver on the list of reported visits but would certainly fill a need on Buffalo’s roster after the departure of Jordan Matthews. Jordan Reid of had the first report.

Chark is 6’3”, 200 pounds of an SEC pass catcher, and has been the leading receiver for LSU’s weak passing offense over the past two seasons. The team used him as a deep threat, a punt returner, and a playmaker during that time - he averaged 20.3 yards per catch over two seasons, catching six touchdowns. He also made 24 rushing attempts for 185 yards and three touchdowns, and returned two punts for touchdowns.

He is a fast receiver and could take the top off defenses, something the Bills desperately need, and ran a blazing 4.34 forty-yard dash at the Combine. He also could be Buffalo’s punt returner, a position of need for the Bills.

Chark has been knocked by scouts for his inconsistent catching technique and the way he handles contact at the catch point. But he was a co-MVP of the Senior Bowl, and due to his playmaking prowess, is expected to land on the second day of the NFL Draft, with an outside chance of sneaking into round one.