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Buffalo Bills hosting WR A.J. Brown on a pre-draft visit

The Bills are doing their homework on the top wide receivers heading into the NFL Draft

The Buffalo Bills addressed their glaring need for wide receivers in free agency with the signings of John Brown and Cole Beasley, but it’s very likely the team is still interested in adding more talent to the wide receiver room, and Buffalo is hosting one of the top wide receivers in this April’s NFL Draft during a pre-draft visit.

On Friday, James Palmer from NFL Network reported that the Bills plan to meet with Ole Miss Rebels wide receiver A.J. Brown on a pre-draft visit. Brown is the second Rebels’ wide receiver the Bills are meeting before the draft, joining his talented teammate D.K. Metcalf.

While Brown is not on par with Metcalf as far as his potential to be a game-changing wide receiver, he would still be a solid addition as a weapon for quarterback Josh Allen. Brown finished his Ole Miss career as the school’s all-time leading receiver, hauling in 189 passes for 2,984 yards (15.8 yards per reception) with 19 touchdowns.

Brown checked in at slightly under 6’ 1” during his pro day (6’3⁄4”) and weighed in at 226 lbs. Brown ran a 4.49-second 40 at the NFL Combine, but did not run during his Ole Miss pro day. He did log a 6.89-second time in the three-cone drill, and a 4.26-second effort in the short shuttle.

Brown’s best season for Ole Miss came in 2018, when he caught 85 passes for 1,320 yards with six touchdowns. It was his second straight season with 75-plus receptions, on the heels of a 2017 campaign where Brown caught 75 passes for 1,252 yards and a career-best 11 touchdowns.