The Buffalo Bills have invested heavily in their offensive line this offseason, but they might not be done.
The team will reportedly host Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor on a pre-draft visit, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
More visits: #Florida OT Jawaan Taylor is visiting the #Bills tonight, source said. … Eastern Michigan DE Maxx Crosby is in Atlanta with the #Falcons, then heads to the #Bills for a 30 visit. … #Baylor WR Jalen Hurd is currently with the #Jets on a visit.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2019
Taylor, 6-foot-5 and 312 pounds, is thought to be perhaps the top offensive tackle in this year's class. Here's what NFL.com's Lance Zierlein wrote about him in his scouting report:
"Throwback right tackle with adequate foot quickness for pass-protection duties and above-average size and nastiness to fit the 'road grader' model. Taylor strains to cave, kick or drive his opponent out of the way. His feet are good enough to slide out on speed rushers and redirect them past the pocket, but his hustle to protect his edge will expose him to inside moves from power counters. He'll need technique work in the run game and has to keep his weight in check, but he should be an early starter at right tackle or guard with a positive impact on the run game right away."
The Bills signed tackle Ty Nsekhe and LaAdrian Waddle this offseason. They are expected to compete for the starting job on the right side. If chosen, Taylor would enter that mix or perhaps challenge Dion Dawkins for the starting job at left tackle.
Additionally, former Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf posted on his Instagram story Sunday night that he's in Buffalo. Presumably, that's for a pre-draft visit with the Bills. Metcalf has become a viral sensation since the college season ended, starting with a shirtless photo showing off a chiseled physique and continuing with a blistering, 4.33-second performance in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. Here's what Zierlein had to say:
"Big, explosive talent with projectable upside to become a home-run threat as a WR1. Teams seek out pass-catchers with rare height, weight and speed dimensions and Metcalf has those for days. While he has the talent to become a full-field threat, Metcalf is still an unpolished gem who was the second-best receiver on his college team. Until his skill-set is more developed, he could begin his career as a hit-or-miss long-ball threat. However, once it clicks, defenses could struggle to find solutions for him."
Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry also is visiting with the Bills, per Rapoport. He then heads to visits with the Eagles, Patriots and Saints. Harry runs excellent routes, blocks well, and should make his presence felt as a returner and on reverses and jet sweeps. He ran a 4.53 at the combine and he and Metcalf each did 27 reps on the bench press, most among receivers.
Bills coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane attended Arizona State's Pro Day while in the area for the NFL meetings.