Day three of 2020 NFL Draft is progressing, and the Buffalo Bills selected another offensive weapon, this time in the 4th round, in UCF wide receiver Gabriel Davis.
The Bills have selected WR Gabriel Davis out of UCF with the 128th overall pick for the #NFLDraft.
Davis left the Golden Knights ranked second in school history in receiving touchdowns (23). pic.twitter.com/1KwSnVhqx4
— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) April 25, 2020
Davis is has good size (6’2″, 216 lbs, 31 1/4″ arms) and was extremely productive as a Knight, amassing 1241 yards and 12 TDs in 2019, with an impressive 17.2 yards per reception, according to Pro Football Focus.
New #Bills WR Gabriel Davis highlights
— Nate Mendelson (@NateMendelson) April 25, 2020
He ran a limited route tree at UCF but consistently excelled going deep on fly routes and double moves. Davis ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and posted a 35″ vertical and a very good 124″ broad jump. He knows how to use his big frame, long arms and athletic ability to overpower opposing cornerbacks deep and high-point the ball, consistently winning in contested-catch situations.
Beane is not holding back just because Allen struggled deep last year.
WR Gabriel Davis
*16/41 on passes over 20+ yds
* 7 TDs
Go/fly routes in '19
— Cover 1 (@Cover1) April 25, 2020
Davis is a nice project to have behind Stefon Diggs, John Brown, and Cole Beasley, offering a different skill-set and with the potential to become a starter on the boundary down the road (798 wide snaps and just 47 slot snaps in 2019). He’s another guy who Josh Allen will be able to take advantage of, especially on deep throws, where Davis excels tracking the ball and hauling it in.