The Buffalo Bills selections during the 2013 NFL Draft have been heavily criticized over the last week, and with good reason. However, one player that could have fantasy football implications immediately for the team is WR Robert Woods from USC.
Woods showcased amazing potential during his tenure at USC. He combined to grab 187 balls for 2,138 yards and 26 touchdowns in his last two seasons. However, Woods was still somewhat overshadowed by his Trojan teammate, Marqise Lee. Lee hauled in 118 balls for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns last year and quickly became the favorite receiving prospect.
Woods is still a legitimate football prospect though. The receiver is an extremely polished route-runner and has been featured in a pro-ready offense for three straight seasons. He has a very high football IQ and could fit into Buffalo’s starting lineup immediately.
Additionally, Buffalo is trying to transition Steve Johnson into a slot receiver, so Woods could find himself starting on the outside as early as Week 1. Woods can go over the middle and has the potential to develop into a strong possession wideout, so look for the team to try to get his feet wet as soon as possible.
Woods is one rookie receiver that has the knowledge, ability, and opportunity to make a difference in his first fantasy season. Buffalo desperately needs another weapon on the outside and look for Woods to fill that void during the 2013 season.
Woods will be worth drafting as a fourth receiver this season and the rookie could easily haul in between 6-8 touchdowns.