Wide Receiver trade targets for the Buffalo Bills
Ready for some cold hard truth. The receivers currently starting for the Buffalo Bills suck. Robert Woods is a low two/high three type of receiver. Marquise Goodwin is good when running in a straight line but can’t take much of a hit. Brandon Tate is a return man moonlighting as a receiver. Walter Powell has some talent and is a good role player but not a starter.
Playing without running back LeSean McCoy last week, the Buffalo Bills one dimensional nature was exposed. Without their star tail back, the Bills offense struggled at times to move the football. While the passing attack was there, it never really felt like it was a true threat. That status was buried on the Bills opening possession when they lined up in a heavy formation near the goal line.
For that to change, the Bills need another capable wide receiver. With the trade deadline nearing, here are some wide receivers the Buffalo Bills may be able to trade for in the coming week.
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Willie Snead — New Orleans
With only one more season on his contract — two if you count the fact that he is a Exclusive Rights Free Agent this offseason — Willie Snead could be a target for the Bills. Beginning to make a name for himself in the Saints pass heavy offense, Snead provides the Bills with an experienced and speedy option to play opposite Robert Woods for the time being.
His availability for next season would also provide Buffalo with number two option while they develop any rookie receivers they may draft next April. With the Saints looking unlikely to make the playoffs at this stage, this trade could be an extremely cheap one for the team to make.
Torrey Smith — San Francisco
This deal could be more construing for the Bills from a money standpoint. Smith is currently in the second year of a five year deal that he signed last season with the 49ers. With a cap hit of 9.6 million the next three years, Smith would take up quite a bit of the cap space unless a new deal between him and the Bills can be met.
With the negatives out of the way, Smith is definitely a top receiving talent. With a solid quarterback like Tyrod Taylor throwing the football, Smith will be a great addition to the Bills offense. He and Watkins would be a great combo and would open the door for the Bills to stick with their current wide receiving group over drafting someone this April.
Marqise Lee — Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be about to enter rebuild mode once again. Blake Bortles is struggling and the rest of the team is floundering because of it. If the team becomes sellers given their unlikely shot at making the playoffs, Marqise Lee could go on the block. Though not a superb player, Lee is solid as a number two option, something the Bills need.
Not starting in any of the Jaguars games this season, Lee is the leading target man for Jacksonville so far this season. Lagging behind in yards though, Lee could be seen as an expendable player. With such a light rookie contract, Lee could be an enticing option for the Buffalo Bills.
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