Despite signing free-agent wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley during the opening days of free agency, the Buffalo Bills could still use some help at the position.
They have long been linked to arguably the best and most talented wide receiver in this year’s draft class, D.K. Metcalf of the Ole Miss Rebels, with the Bills often tabbing the athletically gifted Metcalf with the No. 9 overall pick in many draft experts’ mock drafts.
On Friday, James Palmer from NFL Network reported that the Bills have planned a pre-draft visit with Metcalf, who would represent a huge red-zone target for quarterback Josh Allen, and whose athleticism would represent a huge upgrade to a position that lacked playmakers in 2018.
Metcalf, who measured 6’3 1⁄2” and weighed 229 lbs during Mississippi’s pro day on Friday, created plenty of buzz with his performance, registering a time of 7.25 in the three-cone drill, and a blistering 4.40 time in the shuttle, both of which represented significant improvements from his efforts at the Scouting Combine.
During an Ole Miss career that was cut short due to injury, Metcalf hauled in 67 career catches for 1,228 yards with 14 touchdowns, averaging 18.3 yards per catch. A lingering neck injury limited Metcalf to only seven games in 2018, but he still averaged 21.9 yards per catch with five touchdowns and 568 receiving yards. Metcalf’s best season was during his sophomore year, when he had 39 catches for 646 yards (16.6 yards per catch) with seven touchdowns.