5 Buffalo Bills players that surprised most of us in 2023

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Spencer Brown - Offensive tackle

Very few fans were confident in Spencer Brown and I'm going to toot my own horn here, I'm not right very often, just ask my wife, but I was not on the "replace Spencer Brown" train. I still believed even after last season that he could be a solid right tackle. He showed enough for me during his rookie year to believe in him, plus he battled through injuries last season. The Bills brass still believed in him and he's awarded them with maybe the best job at right tackle we've seen in years.

Brown's overall Pro Football Focus grade isn't the greatest, earning a 68.1 but he also had a run block grade of 71.9, which ranks 21st among all offensive tackles. He allowed five sacks and committed nine penalties in 2023, so there is still room for improvement but for where he was a season ago, he made leaps and bounds in year three. His year four should be even better.