Grading Buffalo Bills drafting Nick Broeker in 2023 NFL Draft

Nick Broeker (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Broeker (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills had two picks in the sixth round after trading back with the Washington Commanders. However, they would trade their first pick in that round to the Houston Texans for a seventh round pick (number 230) and a 2024 sixth round pick.

The Bills would then trade their second sixth round pick, this time to the Los Angeles Rams for a seventh round pick (Pick 252) and another 2024 sixth round pick. The Bills finally would make their second pick on Day 3 when they picked in the seventh round (230th overall) and selected guard Nick Broeker out of Ole Miss.

Broeker is an experienced offensive lineman that played at both left guard and left tackle during his time at college.

Grade for the Buffalo Bills selecting Nick Broeker in the 2023 NFL Draft: B-

The Buffalo Bills continue to focus on the offensive side of the ball and added more depth to their offensive line with the selection of Broeker. The biggest question is whether or not they keep him at left guard or move him outside to tackle.

He certainly fits the mold of the typical offensive linemen the Buffalo Bills have targeted as he is athletic with a Relative Athletic Score of 8.22 which has been a good indicator of the type of offensive linemen the Bills have drafted recently.

The reason that Broeker may get a chance at offensive tackle is the Buffalo Bills don’t have nearly as much depth there as they presently do at guard. Right now the Bills have four guards who look like locks for the roster (Connor McGovern, O’Cyrus Torrence, Ryan Bates, David Edwards) while the Bills only have David Quessenberry and Tommy Doyle as backups at tackle with there being questions if Doyle will be ready for the start of the season due to his injury.

This is good value and the Bills continue to add depth at a key part of their roster.

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