Bills will see some of the 'loaded' wide receiver class in Mobile

Senior Bowl week officially gets underway on Tuesday

Sal Capaccio
January 20, 2020 - 11:53 pm
Chase Claypool

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Mobile, Alabama (WGR 550) - Over 100 of the nation’s top college seniors are ready showcase their talents for NFL scouts and front offices when the 2020 Senior Bowl practices begin on Tuesday in Mobile, Alabama.

For the Buffalo Bills, there are several key positions fans may want to pay close attention to during the week, including wide receiver, considered one of the best classes for the position in recent memory.

Here are all of the wide receivers who will be practicing and playing this week, separated by team:

NORTH: 

  • James Proche (SMU)
  • Michael Pittman Jr. (USC)
  • Denzel Mims (Baylor)
  • K.J. Hill (Ohio State)
  • Antonio Gandy-Golden (Liberty)
  • Chase Claypool (Notre Dame)
  • Quartney Davis (Texas A&M)

SOUTH:

  • Austin Mack (Ohio State)
  • Kalija Lipscomb (Vanderbilt)
  • Collin Johnson (Texas)
  • Jauan Jennings (Tennessee)
  • Van Jefferson (Florida)
  • Devin Duvernay (Texas)
  • Brandon Aiyuk (Arizona State)

In a discussion with Howard Simon and Jeremy White on Monday morning, Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy called the position “loaded,” while noting it was probably the weakest position in Mobile a year ago.

“In my 20-plus years of scouting, this could be the best wide receiver group I’ve seen,” Nagy said about this year’s draft class. As far as specific players participating this week, Nagy said Duvernay is “built like a running back," and called him am “absolute blazer," noting he ran a 10.2 in the 100-meter dash coming out of high school. 

“You’ve got a burner on the outside, an explosive playmaker,” he said of Aiyuk, predicting he’ll be a first round pick.

Many believe the Bills need a receiver with size. There are several participating this week in Mobile who fit that description, such as Claypool (6’ 4", 229), Gandy-Goldman (6’ 4", 220), and Johnson (6’ 6", 220).  

The North team will practice Tuesday at 1 p.m. CST, followed by the South team at 3 p.m. CST.
 

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