The Buffalo Bills seemingly have the worst receiving corps in the NFL. With a rookie quarterback and abysmal production from the group through four games this season, the team could and should look to free agency to improve the position.
When looking at the Buffalo Bills roster, it doesn’t take long to come to the conclusion that the wide receiver position is the weakest. You could argue that offensive line could take the cake, but there have been times where they look like they can get it together. The same cannot be said about the receivers.
Kelvin Benjamin has been bad. He is not a number one receiver and most Bills fans would like to see him moved off the roster ASAP. He cannot run, nor can he catch. Those seem like pretty important things for the group.
The team’s number two receiver is Zay Jones and despite being a second-round pick last season, he has done almost nothing. He too has struggled to hold onto the ball in his career and hasn’t gotten much separation from defensive backs this season. However, I would call him more reliable than Benjamin at this point.
That leaves us with Andre Holmes, Ray-Ray McCloud and Robert Foster. Beginning with Foster – he is very fast. However, that speed doesn’t mean much when you can’t hang onto the ball and your rookie quarterback doesn’t have time to throw the ball deep and when he does, he underthrows the ball. He is the team’s third receiver and an undrafted free agent this year. Not really a great sign for the position.
McCloud is intriguing, but he was a late-round pick. He has speed as well and is good in space, but the team doesn’t really utilize his ability unless it is on a screen. It still would not be a bad idea to use his skill set more often to get the ball out of Josh Allen’s hand quicker.
Lastly is Holmes – a big bodied veteran who is a better special teams player than receiver. Holmes makes catches here and there, but he lacks speed and separation that this team so desperately needs.
Now if we take a quick glance at free agency, the team could immediately improve the position and sign four new receivers to have a respectable group on their hands. Let’s take a look at who is out there and how they could immediately improve the team’s position.