Updated Buffalo Bills Depth Chart: Where does Spencer Brown fit?

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 30: Offensive Lineman Spencer Brown #76 from Northern Iowa of the National Team during the 2021 Resse's Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama on January 30, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. The National Team defeated the American Team 27-24. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 30: Offensive Lineman Spencer Brown #76 from Northern Iowa of the National Team during the 2021 Resse's Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama on January 30, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. The National Team defeated the American Team 27-24. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /
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The Buffalo Bills selected offensive tackle Spencer Brown out of the University of Northern Iowa in the third round. This was a bit of a surprise as the offensive tackle wasn’t necessarily a position that appeared to be a need but at second glance, the selection makes sense.

However, Spencer Brown is a player who may not contribute this year and may not address the need. He is a player that seems to be more of a long-term answer and eventual starter for this team. Let’s take a look at the current depth chart and where Spencer Brown might fit.

Starters: Dion Dawkins (LT), Daryl Williams (RT)

Second: Bobby Hart, Cody Ford

Third: Spencer Brown

The Bills are set with the starters this season and beyond as Dion Dawkins and Daryl Williams have both signed long-term deals in consecutive offseasons. Dawkins, signed a four-year deal last offseason, and Williams, who was a free agent, agreed to a new deal this offseason.

The questions start to show up after these two players and if the Bills were to lose either player for an extended period of time, it could be an issue. The Bills lost Ty Nsekhe this offseason in free agency and he had been that swing tackle that could start at either position. The team replaced him with Bobby Hart, who is a veteran but isn’t someone who should be relied upon for long stretches.

The Buffalo Bills then have one player who could step in if the need arose but right now is expected to compete for a starting guard job in Cody Ford. The former second round pick started his career at right tackle and started 15 games there as a rookie.

This past season though he moved inside to guard but now with the depth they have with the return of Ike Boettger and Jon Feliciano, along with free agent Forrest Lamp, the coaching staff may want to move him back to tackle.

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As for Spencer Brown, he is considered a player who is a few seasons away from starting so for the time being he is third string behind some of the veteran options the Buffalo Bills would have at the position.