Predicting the Buffalo Bills starting offense after the 2023 NFL Draft

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Buffalo Bills Wide Receivers

Starters: Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis
Backups: Khalil Shakir, Deonte Harty, Trent Sherfield, Justin Shorter, Isaiah Coulter, Dezmon Patmon, KeeSean Johnson

Entering the 2023 NFL Draft, the wide receiver position appeared to be one that could look significantly different after the weekend. The Bills seemed primed to either add a wide receiver early in the NFL Draft or possibly trade for a veteran like DeAndre Hopkins.

Neither of those happened and this should be a big boost for Gabe Davis, who is entering the final year of his contract and looks set to be the starter opposite Stefon Diggs for the second straight year.

The rest of the depth chart seems to be pretty well set as Khalil Shakir would be the next wide receiver in line for snaps and targets. He is followed by Deonte Harty, who the Bills signed this offseason as a replacement for Isaiah McKenzie and to serve in that gadget role for this offense.

The depth chart will be rounded out with Trent Sherfield, who has experience in the slot but probably is a replacement for Jake Kumerow, who saw a significant number of snaps on special teams. The final spot will go to fifth round rookie Justin Shorter out of Florida, who is more of a development receiver and a potential replacement for Davis next season.

The other wide receivers currently on the roster are probably considered a long-shot to make the 53-man roster, along with any wide receivers the Buffalo Bills add as undrafted free agents once that is made official.