Buffalo Bills: 3 reasons trading up for Darnell Wright would be a great move
Darnell Wright could kick inside or to left tackle if necessary
We hear it every year from Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott about their love for versatile players, especially along the offensive line. This is helpful when the line is hit hard with injuries but I also have my concerns the coaching staff sometimes tries too hard to create versatility in players (insert Cody Ford).
Wright has played in a total of 46 games, amassing an impressive 2,680 snaps during that time. He started seven games as a freshman, earning SEC All-Freshman Team honors, most of that was at right tackle but also included guard. In 2020, he started nine games at right tackle and 13 games at left tackle in 2021. He switched back to right tackle for the 2022 season.
He has a ton of experience and has played both inside at guard and outside at both tackle spots. He’s also only 21 years old, with a ton of upside.
At the end of the day, anything that makes this offensive line better, is ok in my book, assuming the cost to move up, if necessary, isn’t outrageous. However, if one of Harrison or Jones is also there, perhaps the Bills see which falls to them at 27 and select them.
The Bills were in a similar position last year with Kaiir Elam. Word on the streets was they had first-round grades on both him and McDuffie but when the Chiefs leaped frogged the Bills to select McDuffie, the Bills had to make their move up to acquire Elam. We could see a similar situation with this draft.