Buffalo Bills: No Bills players in NFL Mocks receiver rankings

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NFL Mocks recently posted a list of the top wide receivers in the NFL, but no one representing the Buffalo Bills made the cut.

The Buffalo Bills wide receivers don’t need any extra motivation heading into the 2018 season.

But the news cycle is slow right now, so let’s throw in some motivation.

NFL Mocks released a list of the top 32 wide receivers in the NFL, and to the surprise of no one the list did not include a Bills player. We shall see how this list holds up at season’s end.

It is hard to project a Bills receiver among the best in the NFL right now due to all the uncertainty at the position. However, the team is not without talent.

Kelvin Benjamin stands out as the top candidate to turns heads this year in Buffalo. He is getting a full season with the team and all the coverage surrounding him at minicamp is overwhelmingly positive.

Fans must also remember that the 2018 season will only be Benjamin’s fourth full season in the NFL as he missed the entire 2015 season with an injury. He had a combined 16 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 receiving yards in his first two years with the Carolina Panthers before the 2017 season.

Benjamin is capable of being a 1,000-yard guy once again if the quarterback can get him the ball.

Outside of Benjamin, the Bills have a free-for-all at the position. Zay Jones currently slots in as a starter, on paper, but someone like Jeremy Kerley is gunning for that spot. So are rookies Austin Proehl and Ray-Ray McCloud. Both fit best in the slot and there may only be one spot among them, but if they both end up making the team as Beane guys, some more established players could be let go.

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The quarterback position is the obvious one to watch in training camp, but the receivers aren’t far behind in intrigue. Barring any moves between now and the end of July, expect an interesting competition at the position in training camp.