Bills trading Stefon Diggs: Ranking replacement options in 2024 NFL Draft; who is left in Buffalo’s WR room?


The Buffalo Bills shocked the NFL world Wednesday when they shipped star wideout Stefon Diggs, plus a 2024 sixth-rounder and 2025 fifth-rounder to the Houston Texans, in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick. Diggs cleared 1,180 receiving yards in all four of his seasons with Buffalo, including a remarkable 1,535-yard campaign in his first season with the Bills back in 2020. But at 30 years old, the Bills have decided to cut ties with their No. 1 wideout.

Not only was Diggs the Bills’ best wideout, but he was one of their best players regardless of position. With the four-time Pro Bowler gone, Buffalo’s receiver room now features Mack Hollins, Curtis Samuel, Khalil Shakir, Justin Shorter, KJ Hamler, Andy Isabella, Tyrell Shavers and Bryan Thompson.

Buffalo still has the 2024 NFL Draft to improve its roster, and that starts with the No. 28 overall pick. With Diggs gone, could the Bills use that first pick on a receiver? Who would be available? Let’s take a look and rank the receivers the Bills could take in the opening round later this month. 

5. Xavier Worthy, Texas

CBS Sports overall prospect rank: 32 | CBS Sports positional rank: 7

Worthy should be available late in the first round. In fact, it’s not even guaranteed he’s picked on opening night. Yes, Worthy set the combine record for fastest 40-yard dash time ever with a 4.21, but he measured in at under 6-foot and just 165 pounds. He could be a burner at the next level, and effective returner as well. Worthy led the FBS in punt return yards last season with 371, and led the Big 12 in receiving yards (2,755) and receiving touchdowns (26) during his three collegiate seasons. It would be fun to see Allen throw 70-yard bombs to the fastest guy on the field. 

4. Ladd McConkey, Georgia

CBS Sports overall prospect rank: 28 | CBS Sports positional rank: 6

McConkey is one of the prospects who has helped his stock the most during the…

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Author : Jordan Dajani

Publish date : 2024-04-03 17:13:10

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