Buffalo Bills: Predicting the WR depth chart entering training camp
By Aaron Tully
WR3: Cole Beasley
Cole Beasley was nothing short of fantastic for the Buffalo Bills in 2020; he was arguably the best slot receiver in the league.
Beasley set career highs in catches (82), receiving yards (967), first down receptions (53), yards per reception (11.8), yards per target (9) and catch percentage (76.6).
In 2019, he was Josh Allen’s go-to guy when the Bills needed a big third down conversion, and he delivered more of the same in 2020. Beasley had five 100+ yard games in 2020, and in two of those games, he had eleven catches.
Beasley’s biggest competition for the starting slot receiver position is Isaiah McKenzie. McKenzie has been useful for the Bills, but he does not provide the same reliability out of the slot that Beasley does.
Now entering his tenth season in the NFL, Beasley may be looking to top 1,000 yards for the first time in his career; doing so would put an end to the debate of who the best slot receiver in the NFL is.
Entering training camp, Beasley is solidified in the slot receiver role for the Bills, and it would take a serious injury or an unexpected turn of events for him to lose that role.