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Should the Bills have drafted a center?
To no fault of his own, Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse has been prone to concussions. During his NFL career, he has had numerous concussions that has forced him to miss time. However, that is the only injury and with that in mind, drafting a youthful center would have made sense for the Bills in the 2020 NFL Draft.
At 28-years old and with six years of NFL experience, Mitch Morse has shown that he can be one of the league’s top centers. The Bills spent big last offseason to add Morse to replace Eric Wood but he missed significant time the years prior while with the Kansas City Chiefs.
In 2017, Morse played in only seven games after suffering a foot injury in Week 2 that forced him to miss five games. He did return but aggravated the injury again in Week 14 and was placed on injured reserve.
In 2018, Morse played in only 11 games after suffering a concussion a in Week 6. After signing with the Bills, Morse again was injured during training camp with a concussion. Given the fact that he has dealt with significant injuries the past three years, drafting and developing a suitable replacement for Morse, if he were to be injured, would have been an idea worth pondering.
Behind him on the depth chart is another veteran in Spencer Long. Long, 29, joined the Bills in the 2019 offseason after spending time with Washington and the New York Jets. Though it is a bonus to have someone who can step in at any given moment on the roster, the two options lack youth and is certainly something the position could use.