Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins could immediately help Buffalo Bills

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These rookie receivers fit the Buffalo Bills extremely well and should be able to make an immediate impact.

The Buffalo Bills made a significant addition early this offseason, trading for wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings. Diggs is an extremely talented wide receiver who gives the Bills a true number one target who they can count on going forward. However, Diggs was not the only addition that the Buffalo Bills at the position this offseason.

In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Bills addressed their wide receiver situation even more, adding two players at the position on Day 3. In the fourth round, the Bills took Gabriel Davis out of UCF and followed that up with Isaiah Hodgins out of Oregon State in the sixth.

Both Davis and Hodgins are big and physical receivers who could fill major gaps in the Bills’ roster. Their starting wide receiver trio of Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley is solid, but there is a major lack of size in that trio. All three of these receivers can certainly make plays, but this wide receiver situation needed to add more size.

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Davis is a 6-foot-2, 216-pound receiver who also has solid deep speed. He is a legitimate field stretcher who also shows strong overall contested-catch ability. Davis undoubtedly has the talent to make an immediate impact for the Bills as a rookie.

Hodgins stands 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, and has some of the best hands in the entire 2020 NFL Draft class. Hodgins shows incredible concentration when the ball is in the air and does a great job of catching the ball in traffic. He does not separate particularly well, but if the quarterback can just get the ball in his vicinity, Hodgins will likely come down with it.

Adding Davis and Hodgins not only helps round out the Bills’ receiving corps, but their overall size and wide catch radiuses should also fit well with quarterback Josh Allen. While Allen is a talented playmaker who undoubtedly has tremendous upside going forward. However, his overall accuracy certainly leaves plenty to be desired.

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Allen is never going to be pin-point accurate as a passer and having big-bodied receivers who can snatch the ball out of the air will certainly help him. Diggs is obviously the new receiver who is going to make the biggest immediate impact for the Buffalo Bills, but both Davis and Hodgins are talented players who fit what they need well.