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5 things to know about Bills sixth-round pick Ray-Ray McCloud

The Bills drafted Clemson wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud 187th overall. Here are five things to know about him.

1. Predraft rankings say the pick is a bit of a reach.

ESPN ranked McCloud as the 16th wide receiver available when the Bills came up in the sixth round. Pro Football Focus didn't have him ranked among its top 37 receivers.

The Bills have a huge need at receiver, so he at least checks that box.

2. His numbers don't jump off the page. 

McCloud isn't big at 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, and doesn't appear to possess crazy athleticism. He posted a 4.53-second 40-yard dash, which ranked 21st among receivers at the Combine, and his 34.5-inch vertical jump also tied for 21st.

However, "despite McCloud's lack of prototypical size for the position, he has proven himself a clutch performer for the Tigers over the past two seasons," NFL.com wrote.

3. He's a trusty receiver, though.

According to PFF, McCloud had some of the surest hands in college football. They didn't have him dropping a single pass all of last season, catching all 50 of his "catchable" targets. That could bode well in Buffalo, where Zay Jones struggled with drops as a rookie.

4. He has return ability.

McCloud has experience returning kicks and punts. He returned 50 punts and eight kickoffs in college and took a punt back for a touchdown in 2017.

5. He was once in a serious car accident.

"I thank God everyday for living on this beautiful earth, because a year ago tonight, me and some of my closest friends flipped a few times down a hill in this car and everyone walked off with just a few cuts," McCould posted on Instagram in February 2017, along with a photo of a totaled car. "Never take this life you were given for granted, b/c in seconds it can be taken . You cant tell me God isn't great!!"

 

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