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2021 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills take Houston WR Marquez Stevenson with 203rd pick

A dangerous kick returner joins the Bills.

After trading down with the Houston Texans netted the Buffalo Bills two sixth-round picks, the Bills used the first of their picks on a Houston Cougar: wide receiver Marquez Stevenson.

The 5’10”, 180-lb Stevenson is electric in space, with three kick return touchdowns on his last 21 attempts (in 2019 and 2020). When healthy, in 2018 and 2019, he was an all-conference receiver who stacked up 1,926 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in two seasons.

However, injuries have been a consistent narrative for Stevenson. He broke his collarbone as a freshman in 2016, then tore his ACL in 2017. In 2020, an ankle injury limited Stevenson to five games.

The Buffalo Bills’ receiver room is pretty well set at this point, but there’s competition for the bottom end of the depth chart. The team is also looking for a new return man, after Andre Roberts departed, and Stevenson can factor into that race.