Dec 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10) hauls in a pass behind New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Season Expectations: Wide Receiver Robert Woods

Robert Woods had a fairly good rookie campaign for the Buffalo Bills, especially since he only played in 14 of the 16 games and he got thrown out of the home game versus the Miami Dolphins. Woods has a solid relationship with quarterback E.J. Manuel and it clearly showed when those two were on their game. In all 14 games he played in, Woods had at least one catch and finished the year with 40 total and 587 yards with three touchdowns. Those are fairly good numbers with extreme inconsistency at the quarterback position to say the least considering the Bills had three different starters last year.

While Robert Woods isn’t the fastest receiver nor is he the biggest at 6-foot-1 and 201 pounds in the league, let alone on the Bills; however he is an excellent route runner. He can get himself open by out moving and thinking his opponent which few young wide receivers can do in the NFL. Now that he is in his second year, his recognition of game speed will be much greater than his rookie year which will only make him only deadlier on the field. If he keeps his temper in check for the year, his upside could be through the roof especially with Mike Williams and star draft pick Sammy Watkins on either side of him. What will help Woods and the receiver corps is that the Bills made a heavy (pun intended) investment in their offensive line from this year’s draft class so they should have more time to get into and break out of their routes to get open.

What can a Bills fan expect out of Robert Woods in 2014? 55 catches with 810 yards and 6 touchdown receptions might not be out of the realm of the crazy especially if Manuel can stay healthy for all 16 regular season games. All and all, these are my 2014 expectations, but what do you expect out of him? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss this further and thanks for reading!

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