Ranking Buffalo Bills top solutions to fix the No. 1 wide receiver predicament

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4. Robert Foster

A year ago, one wouldn’t expect Robert Foster to be in contention for the top job amongst receivers, but time moves fast in the NFL. After going undrafted out of Alabama in 2018, Foster signed on with the Bills, made the roster, was cut, and then came back closer to the second-half of the year.

Out of college, most saw Foster as a deep-threat with a limiting game. That earned reaffirmation when the Bills released him in October of 2018. He showed in the pre-season that his speed (4.41 second 40-time) and vertical route-running were legit, but he didn’t offer much else. However, when he resigned to the team in November, the same couldn’t be said.

In his first game back with the Bills, Foster shined to the tune of three receptions for 105 yards. He didn’t look back. The receiver finished the year second on the team in receiving yards with 541 — despite playing just 13 games and starting three — and scored three times. He tallied 90+ yards in four of his first five games back with the Bills.

Foster, in 2018, proved to be an excellent pairing with Josh Allen. His threatening speed can take advantage of Allen’s strong arm. However, he’s currently in line to be the first receiver off the bench. Though he brings speed to the table, continuous improvement in most facets of the game is needed for him to take the next step; he showed he could do that last year, now he has to do it with tape out on him.