NFL Draft: Potential Landing spots for Austin Proehl

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 15: Austin Proehl /
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Buffalo Bills

The Bills need receivers like a desert needs water.

Last season the Bills finished last or second to last in the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Their top receiver, Charles Clay, finished with just 558 yards, good for 72nd in the NFL.

To put that in perspective, every other team in the league had at least one player with more yards than that. Additionally, 23 teams had at least two players with more yards, 12 had three such players, and four teams had four players with more yards than Clay did last season.

To make matters worse, Clay isn’t even a wide receiver, he is a tight end, while Buffalo’s second-leading receiver from last season was running back LeSean McCoy. If ever there was a great situation for Austin Proehl to land in, Buffalo would have to be it.

If the Bills want Proehl, it would have to be on the undrafted free agent market as the team currently does not have a pick in the seventh round.

However, like is the case in Arizona, the Bills are lacking in the quarterback department. If the season started today, the starting quarterback for Buffalo would be AJ McCarron. McCarron hasn’t thrown a meaningful pass since 2015 when he came in for an injured Andy Dalton.

Additionally, the backup situation isn’t any prettier as Nathan Peterman would be the next man up. Peterman made a memorable debut last season as a rookie when he threw five interceptions in the first half in a 30 point loss to the LA Chargers.

Unlike the Cardinals though, the Bills do have the necessary capital to move up into the top 10 to get one of the top quarterbacks in the draft. The situation might not be appealing to Proehl now but maybe more so after the draft.