This is another area that gets high marks. The Buffalo Bills now have a top receiver, one who excels as a route runner and is a reliable pass catcher. In four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Diggs has been as steady as they come. He hasn’t finished a season with fewer than 50 receptions and 720 receiving yards, which took place his rookie season.
The past two seasons he has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards each season with a combined 15 touchdowns over that span. He was able to do this all while sharing the workload with Adam Thielen.
While the Bills don’t have a Thielen, they do have John Brown and Cole Beasley. The fact that he was able to be effective without commanding a large target share is a positive. Certainly in Buffalo he will be more of a focus but there should be plenty left over for the other receivers.
In addition to his production and ability to be effective with limited target share, is his ability to get over the top of defenses. He has incredible speed that should help utilize Josh Allen’s strong arm but also force defenses to play back a bit, freeing up more room underneath in the run game as well as underneath routes.