This Buffalo Bills Player Will Make The Pro Bowl In 2022

June 10, 2022
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The Buffalo Bills have a ton of weapons, that includes Pro Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a fourth-year tight end in Dawson Knox that broke out last season and recorded an impressive 11 touchdowns over 16 games that included two playoff games.

They also have Devin Singletary who came on late in the season and proved a more than capable RB1. Neither of these guys has a Pro Bowl nod, as of yet. The team also brought in Jamison Crowder and Tavon Austin, neither of whom have a Pro Bowl to their name either. Yet, none of these players I mentioned outside of Stefon Diggs is the one I believe gets his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Gabriel Davis Had A Solid Rookie Season

Gabriel Davis only recorded 35 receptions but considering all the talent on the 2020 version of the Buffalo Bills offense, that’s not too bad. The impressive part of his rookie season though was a terrific 17.1 yards per reception and seven touchdowns. The seven touchdowns were second on the team, only Stefon Diggs had more, with eight. Gabriel Davis recorded a touchdown on average, every fifth reception, which led him to become very quickly known as a legitimate red zone threat.

2021 Nearly Identical

Many Bills Mafia folks expected Gabriel Davis to become the Buffalo Bills’ number two wide receiver but that changed when the team brought in Emanuel Sanders. Davis only had four starts in the regular season, yet he nearly matched his rookie season. He recorded another 35 receptions and six more touchdowns. The yards per reception were down a bit but still solid at 15.7

The start of Davis’ 2021 was unimpressive, recording only 10 receptions through the first eight games, with only two touchdowns. The second half of the season was a bit different, as Davis began to show that promise we saw from him throughout his rookie season. He recorded 25 receptions and added four touchdowns. He also missed the week 15 game but in the final four games he played of the regular season he logged 83% or more of the offensive snaps, this was not the case in the previous 13 games. A sign the team was starting to trust him more in 2021 and rewarding him with more playing time.

All He Did Was Set A Playoff Record

Gabriel Davis has played in five playoff games with the Buffalo Bills already in his young career but the first four were nothing to write home about. He tallied only six receptions and one touchdown in those four games, which includes two starts in his rookie season of 2020. He actually would not get the start in his fifth playoff game but he was in on 83% of the offensive plays.

What he would do against the Kansas City Chiefs on January 23, 2022, was nothing short of special. On this night he would go on to catch eight receptions for 201 yards and a new playoff record, four touchdowns. That’s an incredible feat when you consider some of the wide receivers in NFL history.

Guys like Jerry Rice, Drew Pearson, Reggie Wayne, Fred Biletnikoff, John Stallworth, and the Buffalo Bills’ very own Andre Reed. All of these guys are considered some of the greatest to have ever played the game and all of them have three times the amount of playoff games, yet none ever caught four touchdown passes in a playoff game.

What’s In Store For The Buffalo Bills’ Gabriel Davis In 2022

Even though the Buffalo Bills signed Jamison Crowder and Tavon Austin to free-agent deals and drafted Kalil Shakir, out of Boise State, Gabriel Davis appears ready to take that number two wide receiver role and excel. The Buffalo Bills are loaded with talent and star quarterback Josh Allen will have more weapons at his disposal than he’s ever had. Despite that, he has a rapport with Davis that has developed over the previous two seasons, and more importantly, he has trust in his third-year receiver.

When we look at the two-year totals and see Gabriel Davis has caught a total of 18 touchdowns, including the playoffs, yet never been the full-time number two, you can only imagine what he may do now. Defenses will be focusing their coverage on Stefon Diggs, which should leave Davis with a ton of one on one matchups, which I truly believe he will take full advantage, as he earns his first Pro Bowl selection of his career.

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