2021 NFL Draft: Five team fits for Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman

Rashod Bateman, 2021 NFL Draft (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills
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4. Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have been steadily on the rise in recent seasons and had a shot at the AFC East crown late in the 2019 season. Now with Tom Brady out of the division, Buffalo sits as an early favorite in the AFC East for 2020. It’s all thanks to a team that plays very balanced football on offense, has a strong running game and can play lights out defense. Quarterback Josh Allen hasn’t reached the elite tier, but he’s been serviceable and can make plays out of structure and with his legs.

Buffalo made a big move in the offseason to boost the offense, trading for wide receiver Stefon Diggs, giving up a lot of 2020 draft assets in the process. Diggs and John Brown, along with tight end Dawson Knox, give Allen a good group of weapons. They also drafted Gabriel Davis to be the “X” in the offense.

Now, it’s unlikely that the Bills will draft a wide receiver in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but Rashod Bateman would be such an excellent fit in the offense. Diggs and Brown can rotate back and forth from the “Z” to the slot, and Bateman could handle “X” duties on the perimeter. He’d be an excellent fit in Buffalo and would really make the offense hum.