PFF: Bills’ ‘most underrated’ player is Cole Beasley

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Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley was named a second-team, All-Pro in 2020. His efforts out of the slot did not go unnoticed, but despite that, Pro Football Focus still put him in such a category.

PFF recently pegged each NFL team’s “most underrated player” and for the Bills, Beasley was the pick. Here’s why:

Beasley is one of the most underrated players in the game; he is a phenomenal receiver and a great example of why you should focus on what a player can do rather than his limitations. Already one of the league’s best route-runners, Beasley also caught nine of the 11 contested targets sent his way in 2020, the best rate in the NFL.

Last season no wideout caught more passes than Beasley out of the slot. Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll schemes up great opportunities for Beasley to thrive on the inside and the receiver has cashed in.

In 2020, Beasley broke a bone in his leg in the Bills’ Week 16 game which caused him to miss the regular season finale. Had he played, Beasley, who had 967 receiving yards last season, likely would have surpassed the 1,000-yard threshold for the first time in his career if he could have played.

But one thing to note, Beasley is not underrated at all… in Buffalo, at least. To the rest of the NFL, he might be overshadowed by the likes of Stefon Diggs… but close observers of the Bills would not consider Beasley an underappreciated player.

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