Corey Coleman to the Bills.

The Cleveland Browns last night traded former first round pick, Corey Coleman to the Bills in exchange for the 7th round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. Coleman, who has struggled to stay healthy during his time in Cleveland will now get the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Bills roster this year. The good news for Coleman is that the Bills Wide Receiver group is among the weakest in the league. This trade represents a low risk-high reward opportunity for the Bills, as they get a former first round pick from two years ago for practically nothing. Although the Bills will be on the hook for the final two years of Coleman's rookie contract, it is relativity cheap all things considered.

Given that the Bills just made this move, it would be a little surprising if Coleman didn't make the team this year. The question is, does he make the roster in 2019? The Bills are all but certain to look to upgrade that position either in the draft, or during free agency next year. For the time being, Coleman will need to use his speed to create separation and try his best to stay healthy. I think the best case scenario for Coleman is that he makes the team this year and next, and acts as a third or fourth Wide Receiver for the Bills. 

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