3 offensive guards the Buffalo Bills should target in the 2023 NFL Draft

Cody Mauch, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Sean Arbaut/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills, 2023 NFL Draft
Joe Tippmann (Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) /

Buffalo Bills 2023 NFL Draft Target: Joe Tippmann (Wisconsin)

Joe Tippman is the exact type of player that Brandon Beane has repeatedly drafted in the past, and given his projected draft position and the Buffalo Bills history of drafting offensive linemen is probably the most likely player on this list for the Bills to target. Tippman has a unique blend of size and tools, but needs to develop.

The Bills could project his size and tools and see him developing into an excellent guard, probably with more potential upside than Mauch, but not nearly as ready to step in and contribute as a regular right away.

At 6’6” and 330 lbs, with big hands and long arms, Tippman has all the measurables teams look for in Interior Offensive Lineman. He adds the athleticism that has led the Bills to prioritize drafting players such as Spencer Brown, Tremaine Edmunds and Greg Rousseau.

Tippmann played primarily at Center in Wisconsin, but could easily shift to guard for the Bills. This positional flexibility is an added benefit that could help him to have an impact in year one as a rotational piece and backup, potentially at all three interior positions.

Tippman profiles as a second round pick. If the Bills prioritize him, they may choose to trade back and pick up an extra pick in round two or three giving them additional draft capital without sacrificing much in the quality of the lineman they select.