NFL Draft Pick 2:9 - Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills

by Nicholas Minnix on April 26, 2013 @ 17:06:07 PDT


The Buffalo Bills selected USC wide receiver Robert Woods with the 41st overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: Once the Bills selected quarterback EJ Manuel in the first round, they had to have their eyes on a new toy for their hopeful franchise signal-caller. Stevie Johnson is certainly a good target, but he's not quite elite and hasn't enjoyed a great deal of help from the rest of the team's pass-catchers. T.J. Graham, a 2012 third-rounder, is supposedly impressing coaches this offseason, but he's ideally their slot man.

Woods isn't a giant, by any means, but he's adequately sized and is a gifted, productive wideout who has a great understanding of the game and how to succeed at his position -- at least on the football side.

He's not a physical player, necessarily, however, and has exhibited, on occasion, the kind of behavior one associates with a diva-like receiver. That could be a problem while Buffalo is attempting to bring along the green Manuel or lining up the erratic Kevin Kolb or frustrating Tarvaris Jackson under center.

Woods has the goods to play -- and excel -- immediately. His team doesn't have the personnel to take advantage of his abilities completely yet, though. His best-case scenario probably involves Kolb as the starter, but the Bills aren't committed to the QB in the long term, so Woods' situation will be dicey. Still, in 2013, he could be an interesting WR4 or WR5, at least, in the right circumstances.

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