Buffalo Bills: Grading the OTs on the roster prior to the 2021 NFL Draft

Bills Dion Dawkins celebrates with fans after Buffalo beat the Ravens 17-3.Jg 011620 Bills 11
Bills Dion Dawkins celebrates with fans after Buffalo beat the Ravens 17-3.Jg 011620 Bills 11 /

The Buffalo Bills will be entering the 2021 season with their two starting tackles from last year on the roster. Earlier this offseason, this didn’t seem like it was going to be a likely scenario since Daryl Williams would be a free agent after having an excellent season at right tackle.

However, Brandon Beane was able to bring back Williams on a three-year deal and after Dion Dawkins extension the last offseason this is a position that looks to be set for the next few seasons.

The concern for this position is after the starters and this is why the grade isn’t higher for offensive tackle heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.

Offensive Tackles on the Buffalo Bills Roster

  • Dion Dawkins
  • Daryl Williams
  • Bobby Hart
  • Trey Adams
  • Ryan Bates

Position Grade: B

The biggest change at this position is the loss of Ty Nsekhe, who didn’t play much last year but was a veteran at the position that could back up both the left and right side. The Bills did add Bobby Hart in free agency on a one-year deal but he is a player who has been up and down, although did play better last year but has primarily only played right tackle.

After Bobby Hart, the Bills have two high upside players in Ryan Bates, who they traded for in 2018, and Trey Adams, who was an undrafted free agent signing last year. Adams in particular is a player that can drastically change this position. Early in his collegiate career, he was considered one of the top tackles but dealt with a number of injuries that dropped his draft stock.

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What Trey Adams was able to show over the past year will likely dictate if this is a position of need for the Buffalo Bills and one they will address in the NFL Draft.