Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft quick reaction grade: Spencer Brown

University of Northern Iowa offensive lineman Spencer Brown stands for a portrait at the UNI-Dome Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Brown is likely to be selected in the NFL Draft.Spencerbrown2 Jpg
University of Northern Iowa offensive lineman Spencer Brown stands for a portrait at the UNI-Dome Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Brown is likely to be selected in the NFL Draft.Spencerbrown2 Jpg /
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The Buffalo Bills turned their focus to the offensive side of the ball in the third round with the selection of offensive tackle Spencer Brown with their pick at 93rd overall. Spencer Brown is a big offensive tackle at 6’8″ and 311 pounds but doesn’t sacrifice any athleticism for his size.

Brown played five games in 2017 for the University of Northern Iowa but saw the season cut short due to an injury. Then in 2018 he played in 13 games and had 12 starts, at right tackle. In 2019, he returned as the starter and started all 14 games at right tackle. He missed this past season as the University of Northern Iowa moved their season to the spring due to the pandemic.

I hand out my quick reaction grade for the Bills selection offensive tackle Spencer Brown in the third round.

Grade for the Buffalo Bills selection of Spencer Brown: B

Spencer Brown is a player that has all the tools to be a very good offensive tackle in this league. He has incredible size and more impressive is that it doesn’t impact his athleticism. According to Relative Athletic Score, Long graded out the best with a perfect 10 among 1,143 offensive tackles in this year’s class.

The potential is off the chart and the thing that I like the most about this pick, compared to say Gregory Rousseau, is that the team can be patient with Spencer Long. The Bills signed Daryl Williams to a three-year deal this offseason and a four-year deal last offseason with Dion Dawkins.

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Their starters are set for the foreseeable future and this will give the coaching staff time to work with Spencer Long on learning the technique and the position. When a player has this athletic profile and has the time to develop, he could end up being one of the steals of this draft.