2023 NFL Draft: Why WR Justin Shorter could be Bills’ best value pick

‘Value’ is a term that’s frequently thrown around in the weeks preceding and following the NFL Draft to oft-mixed results. Though the word can be homogenized, to an extent, and applied to draft analysis through the lens of positional importance in terms of roster building, it’s a concept that’s inherently subjective; certain teams value specific skill sets, archetypes, and general positions more than others. Though each draft-eligible player typically has a ‘value’ that’s generally agreed upon by the general public, these values can vary drastically within the 32 war rooms across the NFL. You probably noticed it in the later rounds of the draft: some players that sat near the top of ESPN and/or NFL Network’s list of “best available prospects” in round four were still available in the draft’s final picks. We won’t truly know if a player lived up to or fell short of their perceived value until they’re years removed from their draft year, and even then, the question may be difficult to answer. That said, it is fun to look at any given team’s draft class and project the ceilings and floors of each selected prospect. Through these optics, there is one specific selection from the … Continue reading 2023 NFL Draft: Why WR Justin Shorter could be Bills’ best value pick