How do the rookies fit into this passing attack?
Another big question entering training camp, and into the 2020 season, is how do the rookies Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins fit in this offense this coming season. The Buffalo Bills appear pretty well set at the top of their depth chart with Diggs, Brown and Beasley and barring an injury then snaps are likely going to be hard to come by this year.
This is not to say that Davis and Hodgins won’t contribute this year however offensive coordinator Brian Daboll may have to get creative in finding ways to get them onto the field.
Gabriel Davis is a big wide receiver at 6’2″ and 210 pounds who excels on deeper routes and winning those jump balls down the sidelines. The size Davis brings is something this offense has lacked and while he may not see regular snaps it wouldn’t be surprising to see him on the field for one or two “shot” plays a game.
As for Hodgins, he is also a big pass catcher at 6’3″ and 201 pounds but he is likely to fit more as a slot receiver and can be a big target in the middle of the field for Josh Allen. It would not be surprising if Hodgins finds himself on the field closer to the goal line and in the red zone. The Bills coaching staff could run four wide receiver sets in this area of the field that spreads out the defense and gives Allen either easy passing lanes or more room to run and scramble.
Both wide receivers are going to see their roles expand in the coming years, and likely be the replacements for John Brown and Cole Beasley, but for this year their snaps are likely going to be limited.