Will Robert Woods Emerge Into A Number One Receiver?


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

Last year when the Bills selected Robert Woods in the 2nd round I remember telling myself what a steal. At times I saw him in mock drafts going in the first round let alone being talked about as the most ready player coming out. Seeing what he did last year do you think he could be a future number one receiver for the Bills or any team for that matter?

Going into last season Woods was pretty much deemed the number two receiver only behind Stevie Johnson. Looking back at that I wonder if that was such a great idea. I know he was to be NFL ready but giving him that leeway so early may have not been the right decision. In no way am I saying he’s not good or won’t be but working in as a third receiver could have helped him progress a little better.

Looking at his stats he really didn’t have that breakout game fans were waiting for. Although he had a few nice games that showed he’s fully capable of being the guy he failed to reach the 100 yard mark all season. The quarterback situation as well didn’t help him this season but he seemed like he had his chances to connect on some plays down field. Something that I picked up on as I’m sure others did as well was his chemistry he seemed to build with EJ when he was healthy. Seeing as the Bills are planning to move into the future with EJ it could be a lethal combination for years to come.

One thing that kind of upset me this year was when Woods lost his cool and threw a punch at Miami Dolphin’s safety Reshad Jones. At the time the Bills were down receivers and couldn’t afford to lose another. His immaturity clearly showed there as he simply lost focus and did something he would later regret. Hopefully it was a one time lapse in judgment and never happens again.

So as we wait to see what happens to Stevie Johnson I think Woods will definitely got his shot but will he take advantage? As I said he seems to have all the talent to play at this level but will he be able to put it all together to be a dangerous weapon in this league.