Marquise Goodwin isn’t going to Rio, but will he be at One Bills Drive when the 2016 NFL season begins? That’s highly debatable.
The Bills had some intriguing competition for depth at wide receiver during OTAs and minicamp. And Goodwin wasn’t a part of any of it because he was training to make the U.S. Olympic team. He fell short, meaning he’ll join his Bills teammates when training camp opens on July 29.
As a minicamp spectator, Goodwin couldn’t have felt terribly comfortable with what he saw. Dez Lewis, Greg Salas, Leonard Hankerson, Greg Little, Jarrett Boykin, Walt Powell, and Gary Chambers had impressive moments in drills that were open to the media.
Rex Ryan’s obsession with speed gives Goodwin hope. But missing the offseason will hurt, even if he does claim his ultra-intense, Olympic-style training has him in the sort of condition he would normally be in by Week 10.
Goodwin needed to be fully immersed in the details of Greg Roman’s offense that he wasn’t able to get to know as well as he could after missing 14 games last year due to injury. As fast as he is, catching up won’t be easy.