Sep 22, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Robert Woods (2) during the game against the California Golden Bears at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated California 27-9. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills Plan for Robert Woods to Start Week 1


One of the biggest movers in this weekends draft ended up being the Buffalo Bills. THey moved back from the No. 8 overall spot to the 16th selection, and they made E.J. Manuel the first quarterback drafted with that selection. But they didn’t stop with just Manuel when it came to adding offensive weapons, as USC wide receiver Robert Woods was picked in round 2.

According to the Buffalo News, Woods is being viewed as a guy who will be a stating wide receiver when the Bills kickoff their season in September.

Top target Stevie Johnson is back, but the Bills declined to renew contracts for David Nelson and Donald Jones. The Bills used a second-round draft choice on USC receiver Robert Woods (a likely opening-day starter), and a third-round pick on Texas receiver Marquise Goodwin.

Skeptics will huff and puff on the likely thrown in there, but the fact of the matter is that Woods was the 41st overall pick in the draft and he’s really the second best option on the team at this point. As the Buffalo News points out, next to Stevie Johnson the Bills don’t have much at wide receiver so not only will Woods be an opening day starter, it’s possible that Marquise Goodwin sees extensive action as well.

After an embarrassing few seasons of unrealized promise, the Bills are entering a new era in the franchise’s history and they have a fresh, young and mobile quarterback to lead them. Doug Marrone isn’t getting the offensive hype that fellow new head coach Chip Kelly is getting, but he’s put together a dangerous offense that could take a lot of people by surprise in 2013.

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  • NWBill

    Robert Woods is Andre Reed 2.0