Buffalo Bills WR competition pt 2


Earlier, we looked at returning Bills WRs and what their outlook would and could for making the team.  We will be looking at the rookie WRs and the non returning Bills wide receivers and what type of chance they may have for a roster spot.

Wide receivers can also make an impact as returners so some of these guys may be leaning towards that aspect to make a final roster spot.

Nov 19, 2011; Knoxville,TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da

Da’Rick Rogers came to the Bills as an undrafted free agent, this was a steal for the Buffalo Bills as there were 14 other teams that were interested in Rogers, but yet He still chose to come to Buffalo.

Rogers stands 6’2″ and weighs 217 lbs.  In his freshman year Rogers was able to have 16 rushing attempts for 116 yards, 12 kickoff returns for 298 yards and 11 receptions for 167 yards.

In his Sophomore year he was able to break the 1,000 yard mark and bring in 9 TDs on 67 receptions.  Rogers was dismissed before the 2012 season because of “internal issues” that he tweeted about.  This showed a level of immaturity as well.

Instead of missing a year, Rogers transferred to Tennessee Tech and was able to rack up 1,207 yards on 78 receptions and 11 TDs over two years. 

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad wide receiver Marquise Goodwin of Texas (1) is pursued by Senior Bowl south squad defensive back Bacarri Rambo of Georgia (18) during the second half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The South squad defeated the North squad 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Marquise Goodwin was drafted by the Bills in the 3rd Round at the 78th spot.  He is a 5’8 receiver with a 4.27 40 yard time.  He has 120 receptions for 1,364 yards and 7 career TDs.

Goodwin, with his speed provide the Bills with the deep threat and now the ability to stretch the field which they have been looking for.  Not the pick that I would have made or thought would be made but that is why I am here and the front office brass is making the picks.

Also, to note he is an Olympic Long Jumper as well so you know the speed is there.

May 10, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10) runs a drill during rookie minicamp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Woods was drafted by the Bills in the second round at the 41st spot.  Woods can run routes and has a great RAC as well.  In 2012 he racked up 76 catches for 846 yards and 11 TDs.  He is also one that can provide a kick return and has returned 55 career kick returns and has a 24.8 avg with 1 TD.

As for these Rookie wide receivers, I believe that both Goodwin and Woods are going to have a great shot at making the team.  Rogers will have a little bit more of an uphill battle but I believe that he makes the team through a special teams role and is probably the 5th or 6th WR on the team.