The Buffalo Bills drafted Zay Jones out of East Carolina after trading up to the 37th pick. He will be a reliable target for Tyrod Taylor.
The Buffalo Bills traded up in the second round of the NFL Draft — from pick 44 to 37 — in order to select Zay Jones out of East Carolina. He will reunite with his college receivers coach, who is now the Bills’ receivers coach.
In my book, the Buffalo Bills have had a great draft so far. Selecting Zay Jones will do wonders for the passing game and give Tyrod Taylor a reliable receiver, which is something Taylor has been missing the past two seasons.
The addition of Zay Jones should also give Sammy Watkins a chance to have a very productive season. The quicker the Buffalo Bills can get Zay Jones heavily involved in the passing game, the better it will be for Watkins. Less attention on Watkins means more production from Watkins.
I really like this pick and think Zay Jones will have a big opportunity to shine in Buffalo. He will have a familiar coach in Phil McGeoghan and a new offense to join. I wasn’t the only one excited about the pick, though. Scrolling through Twitter after the trade and pick was made, it seemed like everyone was happy to have Jones.
Here’s a look at his career stats at East Carolina:
399 catches, 4,279 yards, 10.7 average, 23 touchdowns
Jones got better each year. In his freshman year, he had 62 catches, bumped that up to 81 the following year, then to 98 before scorching college football for 158 catches last season. As far as yards go, he had 604 and 830 yards in his first two seasons. That bumped up to 1,099 yards in 2015 and then skyrocketed to 1,746 yards last season.
Let’s take a look at some of the better tweets I saw yesterday:
Welcome to Buffalo, Zay Jones. Hopefully you’re ready to get to work because there’s a lot to get done. Good luck with the season!
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