Bills are pretty much fully underway in their 2020 training camp slate. The Bills can run a maximum of 14 padded workouts during the 21-day contact integration period leading up to the 2020 regular season. Just a few of the many curved balls the COVID-19 pandemic has sent us this offseason.
Of these 14 practices, we are about halfway there. With still a great job to do before the Bills meet the Jets for their season opener on September 13, let’s check the roster’s stock report.
Here’s the latest rising stock, falling stock for training camp bills:
WR Gabriel Davis
Let’s start with the boot camp star. For years, the Bills have coveted two things, a wide No. 1 receiver that will knock you down, and a tall target that can’t be stopped. No one really expected to get the two via two players in Stefon Diggs and rookie wide receiver Gabriel Davis.
Diggs has impressed himself in the camp, yes, but could his stock increase? Probably not. As the season unfolds Davis could get more and more reps in the Bills offense as he already has the ability to box defenders throughout training camp.
Isn’t it nice to see all eyes on a wide receiver for once that… actually looks legitimate?
BY Bryan Cox Jr.
The defensive side of the ball also has its Gabriel Davis and it’s Bryan Cox Jr. He’s more of your typical “deep catcher” type who’s definitely in the bubble right now, but he certainly makes things interesting on the edge. Cox landed several “bags” over several days of training camp (they don’t actually attack the QBs at camp), even seeing the weather against quarterback Josh Allen and the first team offense. Jerry Hughes, Mario Addison and AJ Epenesa are your roster locks on the defensive end, but if the Bills see Trent Murphy as a stretchy player, could Cox be the team’s No.4 defensive end? Or could the team even keep five?