Wide receivers: A
Speaking of Stefon Diggs, he currently sits second in the NFL in receiving yards with 695 yards only behind Arizona Cardinals’ De’Andre Hopkins by nine yards.
This speaks volumes to how vital Diggs has become to the Buffalo offense in such a short amount of time. Given the lack of an offseason both Diggs and Allen had and the inability for the two to get acclimated before the regular season, their productivity has been astonishing.
When Diggs was traded to Buffalo, many thought that the ‘diva’ personality of the Pro Bowl receiver would ‘blow up’ when being overthrown by Allen. What we have seen from the Diggs-Allen relationship in fact is the exact opposite.
Seen as being a leader of this offensive unit, Diggs has taken on a larger role than he had previously in Minnesota. Being spotted cheering up teammates on the sidelines, hyping up units before taking the field and taking responsibility on blown plays highlights a new chapter in Diggs’s career.
This is not the first time we have seen flamboyant personalities settle down when landing in Buffalo; Bruce Smith comes to mind. When he was drafted, Smith was seen as a player who very cocky before being humbled.
As for the rest of the wide receiver core, Cole Beasley has been as advertised. Not being known as a player with lighting fast speed, he has been a life raft for Allen on third downs.
Though he has been injured, when in the lineup, John ‘Smoke” Brown has been effective on deeper routes.
A surprising name this season has been rookie Gabriel Davis. Yes, he did drop a wide-open pass against the Patriots, he has shown tremendous promise and could easily be the team’s number two option if Brown is cut to save money against the cap.