Buffalo Bills: 2019 Player grades for Josh Allen and the offense
The Bills starting left tackle was one of only two starters to return from 2018 on this offense. This was certainly a gamble considering that Dawkins had a lackluster season in 2018. He improved this year and even caught his second career touchdown, when he caught a pass from Josh Allen in Week 16 against the New England Patriots.
The Bills signed Quinton Spain as a free agent and the former Tennessee Titan fit right in at left guard for this offensive line. He finished the regular season playing every snap on this offense and according to his own tweet did not give up a sack. He should be a top priority for the Bills this offseason as he will be a free agent.
The Bills knew entering this year they had to find an established veteran to anchor the middle of this offensive line. They got just that with the signing of Mitch Morse, who was one of the key reasons for this group’s improvement in 2019.
Feliciano, who spent most of the season at right guard, was another free agent signing by the Bills that was a nice boost to this offensive line. However, Feliciano provides flexibility that is invaluable as he would step in at center if Morse was forced to miss time. The ability to play both guard and center at a high level was a big reason for the grade he received.
The former Oklahoma tackle was the only rookie on this offensive line and while he had an up and down year, the good certainly outweighed the bad for his first year in the league. He started competing with veteran Ty Nsekhe and was often rotating snaps with Nsekhe. However, towards the end of the season, he was the primary starter with Nsekhe dealing with injuries. This helped him get in a rhythm and finish the year strong.