It’s not been an easy few seasons to stand out as a wide receiver in Buffalo. The run heavy team has had two amazing running backs pretty much own the offense. Buffalo also went from the gun slinging Tyree Jackson to the game managing Kyle Vantrease.
Yet, Antonio Nunn has put in the work to build a draft worthy NFL resume.
In a pandemic shortened senior season the Buffalo receiver caught 37 passes for 584 yards, 15.8 YPC and two touchdowns.
The main challenge that Nunn will ahve to overcome to get a shot at the next level is his size. At 5-11, 200 pounds he’s slight for an NFL receiver and he does not have the track star speed to make up for that.
But there is a lot in his toolkit to suggest he can have a productive NFL career.
Despite being 5-11 Nunn is a very physical receiver that can bully his way into the right position when the ball is coming down against corner backs. He is also very good at knowing right where that sweet spot is, tracks the ball really well and makes solid adjustments to the situation.
Those skill sets add up to a very solid red zone weapon in the NFL. With a little work you’re looking at a depth guy who comes in on short to mid rage yardage passing situations and who will do well close to the endzone.
His path to an NFL roster spot started with a solid pro day, which he accomplished, which will get him a shot this summer. To lock the spot down he’s probably going to have to show some promise as a special teams player, that could get him the 5th receiver role this coming year.
Nunn is an edge case in the draft right now, someone a team may take a chance on late or he should be picked up in the early waves of undrafted free agents.