Is Dawson Knox ready to breakout?
Entering his first year in the league, Dawson Knox was considered most an unknown player. While he has all the physical measurables, he didn’t play much of a role in the offense at Ole Miss and hadn’t caught a touchdown since high school.
The expectation was that the coaching staff was going to need to give him time to develop. The rookie season for Knox should be considered a success as he finished with 28 receptions, 338 receiving yards and two touchdowns but there is still room for him to grow.
One of the biggest issues, and this will need to be corrected if he hopes to breakout, is the dropped passes. This past year he had six drops, which was fourth most among tight ends, and a drop rate of 12%, which was the highest for tight ends in the NFL.
The addition of Stefon Diggs, and to an extent Zack Moss, means that there are going to be alot of targets for Josh Allen. The targets that Dawson Knox could be limited and he can’t afford to still be plagued with drops.
If he is able to correct this part of his game, he could become a bigger part of this offense, and really have that breakout season in 2020 for the Buffalo Bills.