Buffalo Bills: Re-grading each pick from the 2017 NFL Draft
With their second selection in the second round, the Bills selected offensive guard Dion Dawkins from Temple University.
During his time as an Owl, the Rahway, N.J., native anchored the team’s offensive line during his four years. In his first year, Dawkins became only one of the four true-freshman to start in 2013. Dawkins appeared in 44 games over the course of four seasons. In his senior season, Dawkins earned a plethora of accolades which included an invite to the Senior Bowl, an All-American Athletic Conference First Team nod, ECAC First Team All-Star, among many others.
Once arriving in Buffalo, Dawkins would become a starter on the offensive line, to which he is still to this day. Playing alongside then Pro Bowler Richie Incognito and former first-round pick in 2009, Eric Wood, the Bills offensive line had some pieces come together but the offense as a whole struggled to score, posting only 18.9 points-per-game which ranked them 22nd in the NFL.
Now, Dawkins has a chance to play with one of the best all-around offenses Buffalo has seen in recent years. With the addition of Stefon Diggs, the Bills offense has become one of the more dangerous in the league.