Buffalo Bills: 5 wide receivers to target after NFL Combine
The former Michigan Wolverine didn’t have a great final season in Ann Arbor as he had only 34 receptions, 438 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He regressed in each of these categories from his previous season.
However, Donovan Peoples-Jones has a tremendous physical skill set and showed off his athleticism at the NFL Combine. Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports highlighted Peoples-Jones as one of his winners and wrote:
"Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan. If you were wondering if DPJ could dunk, the answer is yes. At right under 6-foot-2, the former top recruit almost scraped the top of Lucas Oil Stadium with a 44.5-inch vertical, and his 139-inch broad jump tied for the longest among all receivers. We now know Peoples-Jones will enter the NFL as one of the most explosive receivers in the league."
The fact that he is 6’2″ and has a 44.5-inch vertical gives him a distinct advantage over almost every corner in the NFL in 50/50 ball situations. If the Buffalo Bills believe the lack of stats was a result of poor quarterback play at the University of Michigan, a player like Donovan Peoples-Jones in the later round makes a great deal of sense.