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PFF: Buffalo Bills WRs ranked in bottom third of the NFL

PFF has the Bills WRs among the worst in the league.

Pro Football Focus' positional rankings continued on Wednesday and for the first time, the Buffalo Bills were ranked in the bottom-third of the league. According to PFF, the Bills have the 26th best wide receiver unit in the NFL. The analytics site said the following about Buffalo's WR corps:

26. Buffalo Bills

Projected starters: WR Sammy Watkins, WR Robert Woods, WR Marquise Goodwin, TE Charles Clay

Key depth: WR Greg Salas, WR Kolby Listenbee, TE Jim Dray, TE Chris Gragg

Key stat: Charles Clay tied for the league-lead among tight ends with 16 missed tackles forced last season.

Right now, injury might be the only thing keeping Sammy Watkins from pushing himself into the NFL’s top-tier of wide receivers. Averaging 17.5 yards per catch in his second year in the league, he has now racked up 2,029 yards as a receiver since entering the NFL. Reports about his recovery from offseason foot surgery are good, but the rest of the Bills’ receivers leave a lot to be desired. Robert Woods has never really improved since entering the league, and with four dropped passes from 51 catchable, is coming off his lowest-graded season as a receiver. Charles Clay is one to watch at tight end, with 16 missed tackles on 51 receptions a year ago, tied for the most at the position.

It's hard to argue with PFF on their rating for the Bills. The team has a star in Sammy Watkins, a quality tight end in Charles Clay, and a decent No. 2 option in Robert Woods, but no one knows what to expect after this trio of players. Can Leonard Hankerson stay healthy and win the No. 3 job? Will Greg Salas emerge as Buffalo's slot receiver? Can Dezmin Lewis make a big leap in his second year in the league? These are just a few of the questions that will need to be answered before the Bills receiving corps can get more respect around the league.


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