Totally agree. Every top receiver drops passes when they turn to locate the defender before securing the ball. It's going to happen. Get used to it.
Yeah, that's not good. You're not focusing on catching the ball, you're worried about getting hit. As a receiver, your job is to receive, not locate the defender first and then try to take control of the ball.
I don't think it's a huge huge deal, he can fix it definitely, but it's not something to overlook either.