Bills show level of interest in WR prospect Dazz Newsome (report)

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The Buffalo Bills have expressed some interest in North Carolina wide receiver Dazz Newsome. According NYUP, the Bills will have a pre-draft virtual meeting with the wideout and will be at his pro day:

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A four-year player at UNC, Newsome fits the profile that Bills head coach Sean McDermott has previously desired in players. As a senior, not an underclassman, Newsome would potentially come to Buffalo a bit more seasoned than other draftees.

Newsome’s numbers dropped a bit in 2020, but as a junior, the 5-foot-11 receiver had 72 catches, 1,018 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games.

According to The Draft Network, Newsome projects as a slot receiver and return man in the NFL. While the Bills do have Cole Beasley as a slot playmaker right now, they could stand to land a more youthful prospect to back him up. Beasley will also be 32 next season and in 2022, he could be a potential cap casualty.

Such a projection is well further into the future, though. In the short term, Newsome could replace Andre Roberts. Buffalo’s return man is a pending free agent. Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who also returned kicks, is a free agent as well.

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