The Buffalo Bills made the biggest trade of the NFL Draft so far by moving up to acquire the fourth pick from Cleveland. With that fourth pick, they selected Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Now that they have gotten a legitimate number one wide receiver option, the Bills will reportedly looking to trade Stevie Johnson.
According to WGR 550, the Bills will “do everything they can” to move Johnson throughout the remainder of the draft.
With Sammy Watkins in Buffalo, you have to think Stevie Johnson could be done there. Also have Woods and Williams at WR.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) May 9, 2014
At one point in time, Johnson was expected to be the future at wide receiver for the Bills. He just hasn’t been able to stay consistent, and despite flashes of the potential that he has, he has fallen out of favor with Bills’ brass. There will likely be a few teams that show interest in Johnson, but it will all depend on what type of price tag the Bills have on him.
Johnson is coming off of yet another disappointing season, in which he struggled with some injury issues. He caught just 52 passes for 597 yards and three touchdowns in the 12 regular season games that he played in. Those numbers won’t attract more than a sixth round pick, and that could be what the Bills have to settle for if they really do want to make a trade.
Overall, it should be an interesting night to keep an eye on Johnson’s name. There may not be a trade made this evening, but there are plenty of teams that could pass on a wide receiver in rounds two or three knowing that they could trade with the Bills. Don’t be surprised to hear more news about potential Johnson trades over the next 24 hours.