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Three things to know about the Bills' newest wide receiver, Kolby Listenbee

Kolby Listenbee is really fast.

Just ask him.

The Buffalo Bills' newest wide receiver, taken in the sixth round, 192nd overall, called himself the "the fastest football player, probably, in the NFL," during a conference call with the Western New York media shortly after being selected.

So, he's not lacking for confidence. Here are three more things to know about Listenbee:

1. He's got a decorated track background. Listenbee was a four-time All-American at TCU, running the 100-meter dash and participating on the 400 and 1,600 relay teams. His best time in the 100 is a wind-aided 10.03 seconds.

"I can go to the Olympics if I wanted to," he said matter of factly.

But that doesn't mean he wants to.

"I'm playing football," he said. "I'm a football player that happened to be fast – happened to be blessed to be fast."

Listenbee used that speed to pull in 74 catches for 1,432 yards and nine touchdowns with the Horned Frogs, playing in 40 career games with 22 starts. The native of Arlington, Texas also returned eight kicks for 177 yards.

As a senior in 2015, Listenbee started 10 games, finishing with 30 catches for 597 yards and five touchdowns – an average of 19.9 yards per reception. With the Horned Frogs, he played on the left side of the field, meaning he'll need experience working on the other side.

"I need to be coach how to run routes," he said. "I need to learn some slot receiver stuff. ... I think if I get the opportunity I can get out there and make it happen."

2. He played hurt. Listenbee played through a double sports hernia as a senior, missing just two games. Despite the injury, he ran a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine that was the second fastest among wide receivers.

Were it not for the injury?

"Probably would have had a million dollars, to be honest," Listenbee said, referring to the prize Adidas offered if someone (wearing the company's spikes) bested Chris Johnson's time of 4.24 seconds set in 2008. "Probably would have broken the record.

"I mean, I think my track time says enough. I don't even need to run the 40. ... I mean, coach has seen what I can do. When they say I was going to be a 4.30, 4.33 with the sports hernia, I mean, it's basically a 4.25 to me. I'm fine with that I guess."

Listenbee's injury impacted him mentally, as well, during the season.

"It definitely took a lot of confidence away in my speed," he said.

He had surgery March 10 and expects to be 100 percent by the time training camp starts.

3. He comes in with a chip on his shoulder. Listenbee was projected by CBS to be a third-round draft pick.

"I heard a lot of things," he said of his projection. "But I mean, I got picked. It's a blessing and it's just a humbling experience. I'm just thankful to be on a team."

Listenbee figures to compete for a reserve receiver job behind starters Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. The best-case scenario figures to be that he develops into a deep-passing option that can stretch the field and take pressure off of those around him.

"I just need an opportunity to go out there and make it happen," he said.

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