In the latest edition of the Buffalo Rumblings Podcast, John Boccacino and Anthony Marino take a look at the trade that brought the Buffalo Bills help at wide receiver, and offered up their thoughts (and a score prediction) for the Bills’ preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers.
While Kelvin Benjamin appears entrenched at the top of the wide receiver depth chart, there are opportunities galore for the role of No. 2 wide receiver — from Zay Jones, Jeremy Kerley, and Malachi Dupre to Rod Streater, Brandon Reilly and Andre Holmes.
Seizing on an opportunity to improve the roster, general manager Brandon Beane continued his wheeling and dealing ways, sending a 2020 7th round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for former Baylor standout Corey Coleman, who was the No. 15 overall selection in the 2016 draft.
While Coleman has missed 13 games his first two seasons (suffered a broken hand injury in each season), he is a speedster (4.37 40 time) who immediately gives Buffalo a credible deep threat. He has shown glimpses of his potential, with 56 catches for 718 yards and five touchdowns in his first two years.
For the cost, and considering how great of a position of need wide receiver was, this trade is a win for the Bills.
Boccacino and Marino then offered up two positions/players they will be watching Thursday night, including taking a deep dive through safety Dean Marlowe’s inspirational comeback story from a pair of injuries, and assessing the impact that Jason Croom, Ryan Groy, and Shaq Lawson will have against the Panthers.
Our podcasters even dusted off their prognosticators’ hats and offered up their score predictions for Thursday night’s tilt at New Era Field.
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