Buffalo Bills: 4 Players they can’t risk putting on their practice squad
By Daniel Bruce
Isaiah Hodgins, Wide Receiver
In the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills selected Oregon State standout receiver Isaiah Hodgins. The big-bodied receiver would add a contested catch threat that the Bills have needed for quite some time. The expectation would be that Hodgins would have the inside track on Duke Williams for that physical presence on the receiving core.
Compiling 1,171 yards on 86 receptions and 13 touchdowns, Hodgins showed at Oregon State that he could produce at the highest level. The sixth round pick could be a great red zone threat for the Buffalo Bills, maybe not this year, but potentially in the next few years after he develops his talents.
Buffalo added a vertical receiver in the fourth-round of the draft in Gabriel Davis and will not be parting ways with him, making a likely battle between Duke Williams and Hodgins for the last wide receiver spot on the roster. The Oregon State product is most likely better than Williams at the moment and would have a higher chance of getting claimed by another team through the practice squad than Williams.
Buffalo should try to keep Hodgins safe from other teams by not risking losing the talented receiver to another team, and letting the veteran Williams go the practice squad.