Round 2 (37th overall)
Original Selection: Zay Jones, WR (East Carolina)
Re-Draft Selection: Juju Smith-Schuster, WR (USC)
The Buffalo Bills traded up to 37th overall to select wide receiver Zay Jones out of East Carolina. This in theory made a lot of sense as the Bills needed wide receivers. The team did have Sammy Watkins but not much after him with Corey Brown, Andre Holmes and Walter Powell at the top of the depth chart.
However. Jones never really made an impact as he struggled with drops as a rookie. He improved his second year with 652 receiving yards and seven touchdowns however he lost his spot in this offense last year with the additions of wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley. The Bills traded him last season to the Raiders.
At this point, a much better selection would have been Juju Smith-Schuster out of University of Southern California. He quickly became the number two option in the Steelers high powered offense and had 917 receiving yards as a rookie and 1,426 in 2018, which also earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl.
This past season was a struggle for him but this could be attributed to the poor play at quarterback. He should bounce back this upcoming season and be that top receiver in this offense.