How to Import a Pdf Directly to Google Drive? [Solved]
This help article is pretty comprehensive: "Manually upload files and folders to Google Drive". It's possible you were finding the wrong resources by searching for "Docs" rather than "Drive", which is the newer, more encompassing name for this set of features and products.
How to import a pdf directly to Google Drive?
We understand how irritating this can be, PDF’s are a headache at the best of times.
Once you download a doc it should appear in a downloads bar across the bottom of the screen, from there open Google Drive in another tab.
Drag the file from the downloads bar into the work space on the Drive and it will upload.
Not entirely sure if this is what you were asking for but hope this helps.