CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21: Donald Jones #19 of the Buffalo Bills runs for a touchdown during NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Bills won 49-21. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ever since last week's trade of receiver Lee Evans to Baltimore, there has been some question as to who would emerge as the Buffalo Bills' new starting receiver opposite obvious No. 1 target Steve Johnson. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been strongly vocal about that topic since Evans' trade, and didn't change his stance in a Tuesday appearance on PFT Live with Mike Florio.
Asked by Florio who would be the starter opposite Johnson, Fitzpatrick mentioned briefly that Roscoe Parrish's role is likely to expand, then reverted back to singing the praises of second-year wideout Donald Jones - calling him a player that fans will have to "watch out for."
Increasingly, Jones has been the topic of ardent praise from his quarterback, and he was the nominal starter in the Bills' pre-season opening loss to the Chicago Bears (a game in which Parrish did not participate). Jones spent his rookie season as the fifth receiver - an undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State whose true impact was as a special teams player, but who also caught 18 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown.
Curiously, the one player who hasn't gotten a lot of attention in this race is David Nelson, who had the most promising statistical year of any young Bills receiver a year ago. Our question to you, Bills fans: are you comfortable with Jones getting the first shot at filling Evans' shoes?