The Buffalo Bills are wanting more out of their receiving corps as training camp ramps up.
The ending to last season, where the Cincinnatti Bengals ended the Bills' Super Bowl dreams in the divisional round, showed a potential chink in the armor of Buffalo's offense.
Stefon Diggs, the undisputed No. 1 option for the Bills through the air, was held to just four receptions for 35 yards in the 27-10 loss, and it wasn't due to a lack of trying to get No. 14 the ball.
Quarterback Josh Allen targeted Diggs 10 times, yet the Bengals' defense only allowed four catches.
That is when everyone soon realized that in order for Buffalo the achieve its goal of bringing home a Lombardi Trophy, they'll need more than just Diggs.
That is where 2022 fifth-round draft pick Khalil Shakir comes into play for the Bills this season.
A quick glance at his stats from last season won't be all too enticing as he totaled 252 yards and a touchdown on 15 catches if you include the postseason.
The postseason is where a rapport between Allen and Shakir started to build.
as he was targeted a season-high five times in the Wild Card win over the Miami Dolphins and was the second-leading receiver against the Bengals.
Now, he's showing some self confidence entering his second season,
"[I am] definitely making sure that [Josh Allen] knows that I'm ready to take that next step," Shakir said of his plans for training camp in an interview on the team's YouTube channel.
"But at the same time, I still got to pay my dues every day and come out here and make sure that I make big plays trying to stand out."