5 offensive linemen the Buffalo Bills should monitor at 2023 NFL Combine

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. Matthew Bergeron. player. 827. Scouting Report. Offensive Tackle. . Pick Analysis

Matthew Bergeron is 6’5″ and 323 pounds.  He played left tackle for the Syracuse Orange.  He is another in a long line of talented offensive linemen in this year’s draft.

Like Schmitz, he’s played a ton of football, playing in 44 games, totaling 2,539 snaps.  During that time, he’s allowed 13 sacks.

I’m seeing Bergeron as more of a third-round pick, as he has the tools to be a solid but not great lineman at the NFL level.  He’s shown exceptional power in the run game but loses some of the power when dropping back in his stance in pass protection.  You can see in the number of sacks he’s allowed in his career, that his protection skills aren’t on the same level as run block skills.

The Bills could try to move him inside, where movement isn’t as critical, and he may be a better guard at the next level than a tackle.  Unfortunately, the Bills haven’t exactly exhibited an ability to develop offensive linemen, see Cody Ford and Wyatt Teller.  If Bergeron can be had late in the third round, I’m all for it but I wouldn’t reach for him before that.

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