These are some of the top highlights for Gabriel Davis and what the Buffalo Bills can expect from their fourth round pick.
From the backfield to the outside, the Buffalo Bills were on a mission to improve their offense. And that is exactly what they did when selecting wide receiver Gabriel Davis with the 128th overall pick.
After strengthening their backfield with the selection of Zack Moss, Buffalo was in the market to select a wide receiver. Though they had made an earth-rattling transition with the Minnesota Vikings to acquire wide receiver Stefon Diggs, there was still room for improvement. Last season, the wide receiver core simply did not have a concrete number one in it. due to that, there were many moments in the 2019 season where would they have had one, the outcome could have been different. With that roster issue now resolved, the Bills go from a team that was semi-competitive on the outside to a team that can burn you on the outside.
UCF wide receiver Gabriel Davis was a prospect that many knew of coming out of college. Seen as a player who has the speed to get off the line and the hand-eye ability to high-point the ball, he was seen as a value player poised to go later in the draft. Given that he was graded as a 6.20 prospect, he was understood to be a good backup who could become a starter. This also in part due to the fact that he was overshadowed by a deep prospect pool. Players like Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb and Jalen Reagor garnered much of the attention but Davis found his home in Buffalo.
While at UCF, Gabriel Davis played a vital role for the 13-0 Knights in his sophomore season, playing in all 13 games recording 53 receptions for 815 yards and seven touchdowns. In his senior season, Davis recorded 1,241 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Though he has since moved onto the NFL, his legacy is engrained in UCF history as his 23 career touchdown receptions ranks second in school history as well as seventh in career-receiving yards with 2,447.