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Top 3 things to know about new Bills RB Ray Davis

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The Buffalo Bills have drafted running back Ray Davis with their fourth-round selection. Davis spent last season with Kentucky after spending his first two years at Temple and two seasons with Vanderbilt.

Here are three things to know about Buffalo's newest running back.

1 — He's a workhourse

Davis led his team in rushing in four of his five collegiate seasons. In 2022 and 2023, Davis logged over 1,000 rushing yards and had 21 total touchdowns in his final collegiate season.

Davis averaged 5.7 yards per carry in 2023. The 5-foot-8, 221-pound running back packs a punch and has a quick burst at the line of scrimmage. His strong lower body allows him to quickly make adjustments and drive through opposing tacklers.

In his three years of SEC play, Davis only fumbled twice. His 21 total touchdowns in 2023 set a Kentucky single-season record and ranked No. 3 in FBS.

2 — Dual threat

Davis was a valuable piece in the passing attack throughout his collegiate career. In 2023, he led Kentucky with seven receiving touchdowns and averaged 9.8 yards per reception.

Davis ranked No. 1 among all FBS running backs in receiving touchdowns. His speed, with a 4.52 40-yard dash, allows him to turn runs or short passes into big gains.

Davis was both a running back and defensive back in high school, and was the team's starting quarterback as a senior. Davis lettered in basketball and baseball in addition to running on the track team. Davis was named the 2018 Conference Player of the Year, scoring 35 total touchdowns in eight games.

3 — Dane Brugler's take on the Bills' new offensive weapon

Brugler praised Davis' field vision, noting that the running back had 12 runs of 20 or more yards in 2023.

"With his quick reads and lateral agility, Davis will juke defenders out of their cleats using dynamic plant-and-go cuts (his performance against Florida in 2023 might be the best running back tape in this class)," The Atheltic's Dane Brugler wrote.

The 25-year-old is projected as a productive rotational back for an NFL offense, according to Brugler, and his natural receiving traits will make him a threat in the Bills' passing attack.

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