Camp Battle Preview: Wide Receiver.

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The Locks: 

Stefon Diggs

John Brown

Cole Beasly 

The Breakdown:

Easily the best wide receiver room the Bills have put together in the 21st century. John Brown comes off a 1000 yard season, Cole Beasly and Josh Allen have developed a telepathic chemistry in the slot, and now Diggs gives the Bills a true, bonafide, elite, number one wide receiver who will help Josh beat man coverage in all areas of the field. If Josh doesn’t take a step up this year, it won’t be because of the skill of the position players.

The Bubble:

Gabriel Davis

Isaiah Hodges

Andre Roberts

Isaiah McKenzie

Robert Foster 

Duke Williams

The Breakdown:

I really have no idea how this room will shake out come week 1. McDermott tends to keep 6 to 7 wide receivers on the roster so out of this group only 3 to 4 players will realistically make the team. Andre Roberts is the wild card in this group. He is a phenomenal returner but offers little as a wide receiver. Bills are faced with the question, is the value worth taking a spot away from someone else? Davis being a 4th round means the Bills will probably keep him on the active roster. Hodges has the size and hands to be an immediate contributor. McKenzie just signed a new contract and has been used by Daboll, with success, as a gadget player on offense.  Previous process darlings Duke Williams, and Robert Foster will  probably come into camp at the bottom of the depth chart, and will have to prove their worth again. 

The Longshots:

Ray-Ray McCloud 

Nick Easley

The Breakdown:

Ray-Ray McCloud has been able to stick around the last couple years, between the active roster and practice squad. Easley did enough to impress as an undrafted free agent last year to stay on the practice squad. Both will be battling for practice squad spots or jobs on other teams. 

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