3 reasons adding DeAndre Hopkins would make Buffalo Bills Super Bowl favorites

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Buffalo Bills' receivers struggle with drops

It's been talked about a great deal, particularly during this offseason.  Gabe Davis' drop rate in 2022 was 9.7% and has increased each of his first three seasons in the league.  His career drop rate is 7.8%, and I don't need to tell you, but that's not good.

Even Stefon Diggs had a higher-than-normal drop rate last season at 5.2% but has not had a rate below three percent during the last four seasons.

I'm not going to go into too much depth with the entire Bills roster of pass catchers, but we know the Bills struggled with dropped passes last year.  They were among the league leaders in that area.

Hopkins brings sure hands to the field.  Over the last five seasons, Hopkins was targeted 633 times and had only 14 drops during that time.  His drops were greater in 2022 with five, but that was his worst season during those five years.

The targets Hopkins receives aren’t the easy short variety either.  His average depth of target is typically between eight to 12 yards, right up the Bills’ alley.  Josh Allen’s average depth per pass attempt over the last five seasons falls between that eight to 11-yard range.