Dawson Knox isn’t ready to step into starting role
The first reason the Buffalo Bills may be willing to make a trade is if they are not confident that Dawson Knox is ready to become that high level starting tight end. The Bills used a third round pick last year to select Dawson Knox, however coming out of Ole Miss there was no question that he was very raw.
During his time at Ole Miss, he was not used often and didn’t see a high volume of work. The Bills likely drafted Knox because of the measurables and the athletic traits that he has. This past season as a rookie Dawson Knox showed flashes and finished with 28 receptions, 388 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
However, he also struggled with drops and will need to improve on this key area if he wants to become that safety valve for Josh Allen when under pressure or on pivotal third downs. This also has been an issue for David Njoku in his career but the idea is adding the Browns tight end would take pressure off Knox and also leads into the second point.