The Buffalo Bills have highly-touted rookies on both sides of the ball. For first-year accolades, the team has a shot at winning the offensive and defensive rookie of the year awards, but which is most likely?
CB Tre’Davious White
White will get plenty of playing time at a key position in the defense and should see enough looks with Ronald Darby playing well opposite him. Still, playing cornerback doesn’t do him any favors. Only three corners have ever won the award.
WR Zay Jones
Unlike White, Jones plays a position that is routinely awarded the Offensive Rookie of the Year trophy. One betting site thinks the Bills receiver will lead all first year pass catchers in the NFL this season. Jones will see a lot of snaps as the team’s second receiver and with Sammy Watkins’ injury history, could see even more time. Still, the Bills are likely to be a run-first team, diminishing his chances.
Who is more likely?
The simple positional reality shows Jones is more likely to win, even if it means a breakout year with a running quarterback. White would have to play really well and have a lot of things go his way to even make it into the conversation. Jones will get targets and can put up numbers every week.
What do you think?