ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Donald Jones #19 of the Buffalo Bills runs after a catch against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
On Monday, the Buffalo Bills officially announced that they'd re-signed veteran wide receiver Derek Hagan, thereby increasing their total number of receivers to 10 and adding quality depth to a position that needed it.
Still, the position also needs clarity, and Hagan doesn't provide that. In fact, increased depth merely makes the picture murkier. That's where you come in: we're looking for an early fan favorite to be the team's No. 2 receiver.
Stevie Johnson won't be on this poll, because he's the undisputed No. 1. David Nelson won't, either, as two years have taught us that the team prefers him in the slot; he's the No. 3 receiver. We don't think that Ruvell Martin, Naaman Roosevelt, Kamar Aiken and David Clowney have particularly good odds at landing the job.
That leaves four players that, in our view, belong in the conversation for a starting role, for various reasons: Donald Jones, Brad Smith, Hagan and Marcus Easley. We think we have an idea of who may run away with this poll unless we add a point of clarification: vote for who you think will win the job, not who you hope would win.
Which current Bills player has the best chance at being the team's No. 2 receiver at the outset of the 2012 season?
Donald Jones (973 votes)
Brad Smith (295 votes)
Derek Hagan (332 votes)
Marcus Easley (1819 votes)
3419 total votes