With the 128th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected wide receiver, Gabriel Davis out of the University of Central Florida.
Born and raised in Sanford, Fla., Davis stayed close to home after his high school career where he was named First Team Florida Class 8A All-State as he joined UCF. During his time as a Knight, the sideline threat hauled in 2,056 yards and 19 touchdowns in just 25 games played. In his senior season, Davis led the Knights in receiving with 72 catches for school single-season record 1,241 yards and added 12 touchdowns-which is tied for the fifth-most in a single season in program history.
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With that kind of production, Davis garnered his fair share of accolades as he earned a First-team selection on All-American Athletic Conference squad, was an honorable mention All-America selection by Phil Steele and was a third-team All-America pick by Pro Football Focus.
In a pick that many thought the Bills would address the position that covers the wide receiver in a cornerback, the selection of Davis makes a world of sense for two reasons. The first is that with the players the Bills have on their roster in Cole Beasley, John Brown and world-class talent in Stefon Diggs, the mentorship Davis will be receiving will be second to none.
Due to that, there it is fair to consider the fact that Davis will flourish with those experienced receives and will push him to flourish with the Bills. With a 40-yard dash time of 4.56, Davis has the speed to not only get off the line but get into the secondary quickly which will allow Allen to unload that strong arm of his and take the top off the defense.
Though it is uncertain how Davis will fit into the starting rotation due to the players previously mentioned, the addition of another speedy receiver shows the Buffalo Bills mean business. Sure they could have addressed the starting nickel position but the team does have a surplus of corners on their roster currently.