Buffalo Bills: 4 players to draft in 2023 NFL Draft to replace Mitch Morse

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Mitch Morse joined the Buffalo Bills as a free agent in 2019 and has been the starting center every year since but the team could look for his replacement in this year’s NFL Draft. He has helped bring some stability to the offensive line and has been a key part of this group during that time.

While he is under contract through the 2024 season, he will be 32 years old this season and next season has a cap hit of over $11 million, according to Spotrac. If the Bills were to release him, they would save $8 million in cap space.

That is why the Buffalo Bills could consider drafting a center this year in the 2023 NFL Draft to be the eventual replacement. However, drafting a center doesn’t mean that player wouldn’t necessarily be unable to contribute as a rookie as he could place guard until the Bills decide to make a change at center.

The Buffalo Bills did this in 2009 when they drafted Eric Wood and he would play two seasons at guard before moving to his natural position of center. These are three centers that the Buffalo Bills could draft this year that could play guard but eventually take over at center.