Buffalo Bills: Biggest ripple effects from 2023 NFL Draft picks

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Ripple effects from Buffalo Bills’ 2023 NFL Draft picks: Buffalo will run far more 12 personnel

Finally, the Bills drafting Dalton Kincaid means that they will undoubtedly run a whole lot more 12 personnel. For those not familiar, that just means Buffalo is going to use more sets with two tight ends. Getting Kincaid and Dawson Knox on the field, at the same time, could lead to some overwhelming mismatches for opposing defenses.

Buffalo already had one of the better young, pass-catching tight ends in the draft with Knox. Getting the top option in this draft, with Kincaid, was too good to pass up. Thus, Beane made the move.

Going back to the Gabe Davis topic, for a minute; it’s not crazy to think that Kincaid is that weapon the Bills needed to add. Maybe running 12 personnel with Kincaid is going to be the Bills’ alternative to drafting a first-round wide receiver, which just didn’t come to fruition.

After all, Kincaid is essentially a wide receiver in a tight end’s body. He’s 6-foot-4, 246 pounds and runs routes like a wideout. His hands are some of the best in the draft, and not just at tight end. Kincaid’s arrival means the Bills are going to run far more of that personnel, and it could lead to some big, big plays out of both tight ends.

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