Isaiah McKenzie
Isaiah McKenzie
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Buffalo Bills
2020 Fantasy Outlook
At 5-foot-8, McKenzie is one of the smaller receivers in an extremely crowded Bills wide receiver room, but with a 4.42 40 time he's also among the fastest. McKenzie has shown some kick return capabilities and even had a bit of success rushing, too. The versatile Georgia product even started eight games for Buffalo in 2019, so he could even be thought of as an incumbent, thought that's immediately out the window with the team's offseason trade for Stefon Diggs. Still, McKenzie will need to show more explosiveness than he has if he wants to see the same level of playing time in 2020. He only averaged 9.4 yards per catch, even with one 46-yard strike thrown into the mix. As competitive as the Bills' depth chart -- which features Diggs and a couple of WR draft picks - now appears, it's likely McKenzie will need to battle for a roster spot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Bills in March of 2020.
Stays with Buffalo
WRBuffalo Bills
March 24, 2020
McKenzie re-signed with the Bills on Tuesday, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
ANALYSIS
McKenzie served as Buffalo's No. 3 wide receiver for parts of last season, but he'll be no higher than No. 4 after the team traded for Stefon Diggs. With John Brown and Cole Beasley locking down spots as well, McKenzie will be left to compete against Duke Williams, Robert Foster and Andre Roberts for depth jobs.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Isaiah McKenzie's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
12.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.41
 
% Team Air Yards
4.2%
 
% Team Targets
8.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
67.5%
 
Drop Rate
5.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Isaiah McKenzie's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
173 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.64 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
28.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
McKenzie came to the Broncos as one of the most prolific punt returners in SEC history, leading him to being a fifth-round pick. He ended 2017 with more muffed punts (six) than offensive touches (five). He also cost the Broncos points in Week 16 by failing to get out of bounds with the clock ticking before the half. McKenzie has reportedly taken positive steps to start team activities, but he may be battling with Jordan Taylor and fellow 2017 pick Carlos Henderson for one or two roster spots. If a steadier option emerges at returner, that'll place pressure on McKenzie to take several steps forward as a receiver in order to make the team.
McKenzie was the SEC's top punt returner in 2016, with 244 yards on 20 returns. Throughout his three seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs, he returned five punts and one kick for scores. Drafted with the Broncos' second pick of the fifth round, the 5-7 McKenzie figures to instantly contribute as a return specialist. Nicknamed the "Human Joystick," McKenzie had the second fastest three-cone drill among receivers at the combine at 6.64 seconds and also ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. Don't sleep on him as a receiver just because of his size, however. After playing primarily special teams for two years, McKenzie caught 44 passes and seven scores in 2016 and also rushed for four touchdowns in his collegiate career. Despite his short stature, McKenzie was not limited to screens and sweeps. He was tough over the middle on quick slants and high-pointed the ball numerous times on deep tosses and back-shoulder throws. His return ability will get him on the roster, but don't be surprised if Denver gets creative in searching to find ways to get the ball into his hands on offense.
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Set for free agency
WRFree Agent
March 16, 2020
The Bills won't tender McKenzie, making him an unrestricted free agent, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Future uncertain
WRBuffalo Bills
January 12, 2020
McKenzie is the Bills' only restricted free agent this offseason.
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Opportunity knocks
WRBuffalo Bills
December 29, 2019
With John Brown and Cole Beasley inactive, McKenzie is in line for added action Sunday against the Jets.
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Goes without a target
WRBuffalo Bills
December 16, 2019
McKenzie did not receive a target in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Steelers.
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Catches three passes
WRBuffalo Bills
December 2, 2019
McKenzie caught all three of his targets for 34 yards during Thursday's win over the Cowboys.
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