In order to help Robert Woods flourish in the current corps of receivers Stevie Johnson had to be moved from the slot receiver role so Woods could fill it.
It’s believed that Woods can be an even more productive receiver in the slot. Right now he has the most chemistry with E.J. Manuel as OTAs are set to begin. What’s more his precise route running provides more consistency for a quarterback looking to take the next step in his on field performance than the unconventional route running of Johnson.
As Doug Whaley has said the aim this year is to help EJ Manuel take the next step in his development as a franchise quarterback. Providing him with the most dynamic receiver in the draft (Sammy Watkins) and a proven scorer in Mike Williams, both of whom can high point the ball as well as anyone, and then a reliable receiver in the slot in Woods they believe will enhance Manuel’s chances of succeeding.
It will be interesting to see who plays opposite Sammy Watkins in two-WR sets -- will it be Woods or the newly acquired Mike Williams? Whoever sees starter's snaps should be fantasy relevant in 2014.