Right tackle for the Buffalo Bills has been manned by Erik Pears since signing with the team in 2010 after playing for the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos as well with Thomas Welch. Welch moved on to the New Orleans Saints leaving Pears as the only returning right tackle. However, this all changed this year as the Bills heavily invested in the offensive line this off-season between signing free agent Chris Williams, and drafting Cyril Richardson, Cyrus Kouandjio, and Seantrel Henderson.
With such a heavy investment in a unit with youth, incumbent players will have to work harder to keep their jobs. Kouandjio is a monster standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing in at 322 pounds and is extremely likely to unseat Pears at right tackle. He will simply rip open holes for running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Also with playing against an elite defensive line, this will only make his game that much better and his development will accelerate thus making him a much better right tackle much sooner than later.
Another rookie offensive in Henderson whom is also a mountain of a man standing in at 6-foot-8 and weighing 331 pounds and will likely see time at both left and right tackle. Despite the massive frame and expectations he had going into college as the top recruit, he will take time to develop. If Henderson can have the switched turned on, the Bills might have had one of the biggest (pun intended) steals of the 2014 NFL Draft.
All and all, the right tackle battle during training camp for the Buffalo Bills between Cyrus Kouandjio, Erik Pears, and Seantrel Henderson should make all three better players. Who do you want to see make the team and start at right tackle? Like this article, Share it, and leave a comment below and then we can discuss this unglamorous but necessary position battle more, thanks for reading!