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Bills' Coleman not trying to replace Diggs: 'I'm just Keon'

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The Buffalo Bills' receiving corps will have a different look this coming season after the team traded away star Stefon Diggs and let Gabe Davis leave in free agency.

Rookie Keon Coleman is one of the new additions whose aim is to be a reliable option for quarterback Josh Allen. The first-year wideout isn't rattled by the expectations nor is he focused on individual accolades ahead of his pro debut.

"Not at all," Coleman told CBS Sports' Bryant McFadden when asked if he feels pressure. "All I gotta do is come in, be myself, be who I'm supposed to be."

He added, "I'm not Gabe, I'm not Stef, I'm just Keon. We got a lot of other guys that definitely complement my game, and we complement each other's game, along with Josh, to make things work."

Diggs was Allen's top target and earned a Pro Bowl nod in each of his four seasons in Buffalo. He racked up 445 receptions, 5,372 yards, and 37 touchdowns during his Bills tenure.

Coleman, who has quickly become beloved for his humor and honest opinions, is among the favorites to carve out a large role in the Bills' passing attack. Buffalo drafted the 6-foot-4, 215-pound receiver in the second round to provide a big-bodied target for Allen.

He established himself as the top receiving option for Florida State in his final collegiate season. Coleman recorded 50 catches for 658 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2023 before declaring for the draft.

General manager Brandon Beane compared the team's receiving corps to a Baskin-Robbins, given the number of flavors the team has at the position. Buffalo's receiving room also features Curtis Samuel, Khalil Shakir, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Chase Claypool.

With James Cook sharing the backfield with Allen and Dalton Kincaid entering his second season, Buffalo's offense is expected to disperse targets and touches evenly next season.

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