The college football regular season is close to coming to an end and we are getting out final look at some prospects before they start to train for the draft. The Buffalo Bills have had more bumps in the road than anticipated this season and some injury issues and surprising holes in the roster are beginning to really impact the Bills season.
Let’s take a look at some prospects who could fill those holes as well as a game of the week that features a bunch of prospects the Bills could look at.
Buffalo Bills 2023 NFL Draft: Prospects and games to watch in Week 12
Player #1: Dalton Kincaid, TE Utah
#10 Utah @ #12 Oregon, 10:30 PM
Through 10 weeks of the NFL season, the Buffalo Bills have only gotten 7 receptions for 74 yards from their backup tight ends. While Quinton Morris and Tommy Sweeney are solid players who have shown promise both as receivers and blockers, the Bills have been complacent with the mediocrity of the position behind Dawson Knox.
There was an attempt to improve their this offseason with the addition of O.J. Howard. However, Howard, coming off significant injuries was unable to make the Buffalo Bills’ final roster.
Buffalo should look at the draft to attempt to find a long-term answer to back up Dawson Knox. One really solid option is Dalton Kincaid and that is partly due to his similarities to Knox. Kincaid is no imposing athletic talent at 6-4, 240lbs but what Kincaid does have is really solid athleticism, hands, and route running skills.
His ability to help stretch the field vertically while being a steady consistent target for his quarterback is really valuable. The thing about Kincaid is that this is where his strengths lay. Kincaid is not known to be a very great blocker and it shows in his film. He lacks the strength to make the meaningful movement as a run blocker. Although Kincaid lacks the skills in this area he is certainly a willing blocker.
The Buffalo Bills are a pass-first offense and always will be with Josh Allen at quarterback. So it makes sense to have a tight-end option behind Knox who can be a threat to the defense. Kincaid gives you that sort of threat that the Bills have been lacking behind Knox for his entire career.