In 2013, the Buffalo Bills utilized Stevie Johnson mostly from the slot, where the shifty receiver could frustrate cornerbacks with his herky-jerky style.
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Woods finished his rookie season with 40 catches for 587 yards and three touchdowns. He is coming off offseason ankle surgery and participated only lightly in last week's OTAs.
"That feels pretty good. I'm confident in my game, what I can do. It's a great thing that the organization thinks highly of me from that standpoint, but I'm just here to play my game," Woods said. "I'm not trying to fill Stevie's shoes, I'm just trying to do what I can do. Getting open, catching the rock, and just making some plays -- being a playmaker for this team."
Woods estimated he spent about 30 percent of his college career playing the slot, according to The Buffalo News. Woods is a much more fluid route-runner than Johnson and believes playing in the slot can increase his production in the Bills' offense.
"I feel good about it. I mean, it's just another way to, I would say, get myself the ball. Playing inside, you're closer to the quarterback, an easier target," he said. "There's a lot more traffic, bigger guys, and it's easier to get double-teamed, but there are a lot more plays for the inside receiver."