The last time Doug Marrone was in the NFL, he was - in name, at least - the offensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints in 2008, the year before their world championship season. That year, the Saints rode the NFL's No. 1-ranked offense to a win in Super Bowl XLIV.

Marrone brings a very similar offensive system to his new job with the Buffalo Bills, and major changes are forthcoming to the team's personnel - particularly at wide receiver, where two fairly well-established restricted free agents will not be returning. In '09, the Saints had seven players catch 35 or more passes; let's review those seven players and try to find Bills players that can offer similar skill sets.

Marques Colston (70 receptions, 1,074 yards, 9 TD)

Colston is a former seventh-round pick out of Hofstra that has spent his entire career playing with Drew Brees; as a result, he's consistently put up excellent numbers in his now seven-year career. He's not a great athlete, but he's the team's go-to receiver - one that's excellent in the red zone and keeps the chains moving.

Bills equivalent: Stevie Johnson. Another former seventh-round pick, Johnson has strung together three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and, with any luck, could now embark on a career trajectory strikingly similar to Colston's, at least statistically. Johnson is a different athlete - he's not as physically imposing, but he's a smoother route-runner - but he offers many of the same general traits to the offense.

Devery Henderson (51 receptions, 804 yards, 2 TD)

A 2004 second-round pick, Henderson hadn't done much as a Saint until Brees showed up, and hadn't caught more than 32 passes in a season until 2009. In this offense, Henderson was the Saints' vertical threat, assigned with taking the top off of defenses.

Bills equivalent: T.J. Graham. Last year's third-round pick is very raw and has a lot of work to do, but there's no question that he has the type of vertical speed to accomplish what Henderson has accomplished for years in Sean Payton's offense.