How can a player with 319 career receptions and 3,271 receiving yards qualify as a breakout candidate? Because for the first time in his career, he's on a team that prioritizes him in the passing game. The Bills want quarterback Josh Allen to take fewer shots downfield in 2019, and signed Beasley as an incentive for him to do so. He's shifty, gets open nearly at will and has reliable hands. Don't be surprised if he beats the 75/833/5 line he put up during his career-best season in 2016.
The Bills are a hard team to get overly excited about offensively, but Josh Allen should improve this season and Cole Beasley will be a big part of that improvement. Beasley was a favorite target of Allen's this preseason and I expect beat reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques is correct in his assessment above. And the good news is that Beasley can be had for a song in drafts.