Stock up, stock down after one week of Buffalo Bills training camp

Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
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The Buffalo Bills have officially finished their first week of training camp on Saturday and will have an off day on Sunday. Over the past week, they have held six practices with the last one being the only padded practice so far in camp.

When looking at some of the observations from Buffalo Bills training camp, there are a number of players who are making the most of the opportunities in front of them. Meanwhile, there are a few players who have work to do in the coming weeks to match the expectations they had entering camp.

The good news for those players who may be struggling, there is plenty of time to turn things around with the rest of training camp as well as three preseason games over the next few weeks.

Stock report for the Buffalo Bills after one week of training camp

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Jul 27, 2022; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (6) catches a pass during training camp at St. John Fisher University. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports /

Stock Up: Isaiah McKenzie

There is no player who has generated more buzz than Isaiah McKenzie, which is remarkable considering the Buffalo Bills have players like Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and Von Miller on the roster. The veteran wide receiver has been making plays almost every day, like this great touchdown catch in Saturday’s practice.

McKenzie has been a part of this offense since the Bills claimed him off waivers in 2018 but it has typically been as a gadget player. However, he has shown at times what he can do as the starting slot receiver, like last year against the New England Patriots.

If the start of training camp is any indication, all he really needed was just an opportunity. At this point, the starting slot receiver position is his to lose but it doesn’t certainly look like that will happen.