Alex Brasky | @BataviasBest
Monday, August 6, 2018 | BataviasBest.org
Last night the Buffalo Bills took a step towards solving their WR conundrum as they agreed to a trade with the Cleveland Browns which will bring former first-round pick Corey Coleman to Buffalo. In exchange the Bills gave up a seventh-round pick in 2020 and $3.5 million.
Coleman has struggled with injuries during his short career, playing only 19 of 32 possible games over the past two seasons, and has also struggled to catch the ball – a troubling trait for a wide receiver. His catch percentage in 2017 was under 40% while posting a 33.9 yards per game average. This move has been celebrated by plenty of Bills’ fans on social media, but I can’t understand the reason for their optimism.
I do understand that trading a seventh-round pick for a potential starting WR is a steal, but Coleman’s performance during his brief NFL career has certainly left plenty to be desired, and the fact he hasn’t been able to stay on the field should also be cause for concern.
I guess we’ll see, but I’m not expecting much from this move.