WR Corey “Philly” Brown
Corey Brown signed a one-year contract worth just $690,000 and will re-join Sean McDermott, who was coaching the defense in Carolina when Brown was with the Panthers. He will wear #10 next season, Robert Woods’ old number.
Brown will join several new wide receivers in Buffalo and will have a chance to earn a bigger contract if he performs well. As of right now, Corey Brown is the team’s No. 3 wide receiver in my opinion — behind Sammy Watkins and Andre Holmes. If the team selects a wide receiver in the first round, Brown will likely move to a No. 4 wide receiver, but will still have a good chance to produce.
In the past three seasons with Carolina, Brown has totaled 79 catches (144 targets), 1,019 yards, 7 touchdowns, 12.9 yards per reception and 52 first downs. His best season came in 2015 when he finished with 31 catches, 447 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Brown will give the Buffalo Bills an option deep down the field, which will be crucial with Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin each taking their talents elsewhere this offseason. Coming in at 5’11” and 190 pounds, his size won’t give him much advantage over the defense. His speed will, though.
One problem that has kind of stuck with Corey Brown has been dropped passes. Take this one for example:
Hopefully we see better hands vs. the Patriots next season.
All in all, I think Corey Brown will turn out a good season for the Bills and will show good chemistry with Tyrod Taylor. I expect Buffalo to draft a No. 2 wide receiver, but I think Brown will land that No. 4 spot come regular season.
2017 Projection: 33 catches, 345 yards, 3 touchdowns, 20 first downs