Falcons named free agent fit for Drake London’s potential running mate

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The Falcons’ 2023 season was defined by the team’s quarterback play, and the 2024 campaign will be no different.

Raheem Morris and Terry Fontenot know they have to improve the position or the postseason drought in Atlanta will continue. However, it’s far from the only roster need.

The Falcons have to add to the cornerback and edge rooms, but bringing in another high-quality wide receiver is higher up on the priority list. The draft is absolutely loaded with talent, but the Falcons could choose to dip into the free agent market.

PFF named Atlanta a potential free agent landing spot for Gabe Davis.

63. WR Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills

Potential landing spot(s): Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars

Davis is a fit in Atlanta as a solid run-blocker who can also take the top off opposing defenses with one of the highest average depth of targets in the NFL, creating space for Drake London and Kyle Pitts. The Falcons need another playmaker in the passing game, and Davis offers value even on dropbacks where he is not targeted. Defenses were able to stack the box and condense their coverage formations this past season, though part of that was of course due to the quarterback play, but Davis would make them pay in 2024.

The 6-foot-2 wideout had a solid 2023 season in Buffalo, recording 45 receptions on 81 targets for 746 yards and seven touchdowns opposite of Stefon Diggs. More impressively, the Bills 2020 fourth-round pick has totaled 27 touchdowns since entering the league, averaging nearly 17 yards per reception.

Spotrac projects Davis to get a four-year, $54 million deal in free agency, which is probably about right for a receiver of his caliber. The question is if the Falcons feel that Davis is a fit in Zac Robinson’s offense.

There have been some inconsistencies week-to-week, but Davis has logged at least seven scores in three of his four seasons and at least 45 receptions in two of them. For the price, the Falcons might be interested in Gabe Davis.

Photographer: Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire

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