Tuesday, May 20, 2014

If Bills' receivers are anything right now, they're tall


The Buffalo Bills' receiving corps is raising the bar, in a way.

According to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak, the Bills' roster currently boasts the tallest wide receiver group in the NFL. The Bills are the only team to reach an average of 6-foot-2, at least at the time of the story.

Recent signee Caleb Holley, a 6-foot-4 wideout out of East Central University, joins Ramses Barden (6-6), Chris Summers (6-5), Cordell Roberson (6-4) and Kevin Elliott (6-3) "atop" the receiver depth chart.

Holley replaced the 6-foot-5 Brandon Kaufman to compete for a roster spot.

The Miami Dolphins currently have the 12th-tallest receiving corps, with the New York Jets and New England Patriots sporting the seventh- and eighth-shortest receiver group, respectively.

It's not an incredibly meaningful trend, as the averages include many players who likely won't crack the final roster, let alone make it to the heart of the summer. But it does show what coaches seem to be looking for in tryout players and camp bodies.

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