Buffalo Bills fans could see some surprises from the wide receivers but that doesn’t mean the group is inspiring much confidence right now.
The wide receivers would be more of a glaring weakness if the Buffalo Bills had a sure thing at quarterback. It is still something to keep an eye on, but the main focus is on who will line up under center this season.
The general consensus is that the wide receiving corps won’t be too great this season. That is hard to argue with. But one thing to keep in mind is that there are a lot of unproven players among the group.
Young players like Robert Foster, Austin Proehl or Ray-Ray McCloud could end up being rookie surprises. The same goes for Zay Jones, who could turn into a legitimate threat for the Bills in his second season. If he doesn’t, his time in Buffalo may be up soon.
The entire group was ranked No. 31 overall in a recent NFL Spin Zone article, written by Randy Gurzi, ranking all the NFL receiving corps.
From the national view, the Bills don’t look likely to return to the postseason with all the questions on offense. Yet that was also the case last season, under new management too, when the team made the postseason.
A team like the Bills is not where big free agent receivers go to in free agency. So it is up to the young players brought in by Brandon Beane to make a name for themselves in Buffalo.
Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones can also have solid years and put all this talk to rest. But for them to succeed, they will need an assist from the quarterback. And we are back to focusing on that position once again.