5 Buffalo Bills who could lose position battles in training camp
By Aaron Tully
Ike Boettger/Jon Feliciano
The competition for the two guard spots on the Buffalo Bills’ offensive line will be fierce. The Bills drafted three new offensive linemen in the 2021 Draft, those being Spencer Brown, Tommy Doyle, and Jack Anderson.
The Bills also have the returning Cody Ford, and free agent acquisition Forrest Lamp competing for a starting spot.
While it is more likely that Ike Boettger will be surpassed on the depth chart during camp, it is very possible that Jon Feliciano will be surpassed on the depth chart as well.
The biggest threat to take one of their places is Cody Ford. Ford was a considered a project in 2019, but played at a decent level while transitioning from tackle to guard. Ford tore his meniscus midway through the 2020 season and will be looking to earn back his spot from Ike Boettger.
Feliciano is definitely the safer of the two, given his versatility to play both guard and center, but if injuries hamper him again in 2021 as they did in 2020, he could be in trouble.
His biggest threat is third-round draft pick Spencer Brown. Brown has a lot of upside as a quick and athletic lineman who is tough to beat. Brown beating out Feliciano by the end of training camp may be a bit optimistic, but if his potential as a pass blocker is flashed during camp, he could be right on either Boettger’s or Feliciano’s doorstep.
Feliciano and Boettger were decent parts of a solid Bills offensive line in 2020, but new/returning blood could oust them from their starting positions during training camp.