Bills using Zay Jones outside and inside

AP

When considering which rookies will make an impact in 2017, it’s hard to overlook Bills wideout Zay Jones.

The second-round pick, who could quickly become the No. 2 receiver on the roster behind Sammy Watkins, will be getting plenty of chances to show what he can do.

“He’s working at two different positions,” coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Monday. “He’s working outside and then he’s working inside in the slot. You don’t find a lot of young receivers that can manage the mental part of the game that way. He’s had a nice camp to date. I like how he’s catching the football and you watch him get better and better each day in understanding the system and understanding what it’s going to take to play at this level. He’s done a nice job.”

It’s still to early to know what kind of job he’ll do when the regular season begins. But versatility means more opportunities to contribute and, in turn, more opportunities to have an impact.

11 responses to “Bills using Zay Jones outside and inside

  1. I know the Bills have been 24-24 the last 3 years. The offense was 12th and the defense was 19th last year. The Bills were a much better 4-3 defense than a 3-4 with the same personnel on the D-line plus 1st round pick Shaq Lawson. Also, a lot of if’s on offense – but – if Sammy can stay healthy, if Charles Clay can stay healthy and if Zay Jones can show he belongs at this next level – the Bills might surprise some people this year…..

  2. joetoronto says:
    Aug 1, 2017 11:59 AM

    Who’s going to throw him the ball, Tyrod Taylor?

    SMH.

    4-12 at the very best.
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    Welfare line yet again went by really fast this morning in Toronto.

  3. At today’s practice Sammy played 8 straight times with no foot pain! Showing he is on his way back. Zay playing both is really a no brainer since he did that in his 4 years in college.
    On another note: How many just want to kick JoeToronto in the balls? Now he does have a man’s name or does he/she? Joe could be short for Josephine, right? So maybe I should say kick him in his nasty snatch?

  4. Number two receiver? Sammy Bustkins will be on season ending IR by the third preseason game so he should easily be the number one receiver. Now, if he can throw to himself the jills might have something.

  5. Zay Jones is going to be a great receiver… especially out of the slot. He runs his route tree like he’s been in the NFL for 3-4 years. It’s no wonder why he dominated at the collegiate level. Give him a few years and I’m willing to bet he’ll be at the top of the receiver stat chart. Joetoronto couldn’t sniff out talent if you gave him Bill Belichick’s cheatsheet… moron.

  6. joebarfalo says:
    Aug 1, 2017 3:05 PM

    Number two receiver? Sammy Bustkins will be on season ending IR by the third preseason game so he should easily be the number one receiver. Now, if he can throw to himself the jills might have something.
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    Welfare Joe with ID number 2 today. 60 yr old man that acts like a 5 yr old. Grow up loser.

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