Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll cited Davis' size as an asset this week as something the team hopes to put to good use this season, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. "They're bigger guys, size guys," Daboll said in reference to Davis and fellow rookie Isaiah Hodgins. "Both the type of men they are and really the type of player, tough physical guys that have good ball skills, are not afraid and provide us a little bit of size."
The team's top three receiving spots are spoken for between Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley, but beyond that, the No. 4 role is completely up for grabs. Davis was considered a nice snag in the fourth round and seems to be impressing the team's coaching staff with his habits, as much as a new player is able to do in a virtual setting. He'll have a good shot at snagging that role while competing with Isaiah McKenzie, Duke Williams, Robert Foster, Hodgins and others, though a full camp around the pandemic issues would certainly benefit the two rookies more than their more experienced teammates.
Davis has signed his rookie deal, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
The fourth-rounder out of Central Florida gives the Bills a little bit of the size (6-foot-2 and 216 pounds) at the WR position they lacked last season. However, the top three receiving spots are covered by Stefon Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley, so Davis will have to perform well in what looks to be a competitive summer battle with a slew of other wideouts with varying skills, and at best he looks like a No. 4 to start his NFL career. That said, the Bills got good value with him still sitting there in the fourth round and he's considered a hard worker with a great attitude -- in other words, a Sean McDermott type of player -- so we'd be surprised if there's not a spot for him on the final roster.
The Bills selected Davis in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 128th overall.
Buffalo has plenty of speedy technicians at receiver but was lacking size at the position entering this draft. Davis solves that problem, checking in at 6-foot-2 and 216 pounds. He doesn't possess elite speed, having run a 4.54 in the 40, but that matters less when Buffalo already has speedsters like John Brown. Davis will provide a solid red-zone target if he can earn snaps in the receiver rotation. He was a three-year starter at Central Florida who reached another level as a junior, catching 72 of 133 targets for 1,241 yards and 12 touchdowns. There was some inconsistency in his tape but when Davis is 'on', he has the look of a viable NFL receiver.