The Buffalo Bills will have a much-improved offensive line
The Bills’ offensive line has been a topic of discussion all off-season. The unit did not perform well last season and that would be an understatement. I know the backs averaged well over four yards per carry and the team was one of the highest scoring teams in the league but it seemed like Allen was running around far more than he should have.
There were times in 2022 when Allen took off running even when the protection did hold up. I think this was due to a sped-up clock in his head from the lack of protection throughout the game and over the course of the season. As the season progressed, it seemed that Allen “lost” trust in his line, though he’ll never say that publicly but watching the late-season games, he didn’t seem as comfortable in the pocket.
The signing of Roger Saffold was a bust, Mitch Morse suffered another concussion and Spencer Brown struggled early with a back injury and later with an ankle injury. He never really seemed to get going and play with any sort of consistency.
Before the NFL draft, I commented that I wanted the Bills to sign at a minimum two offensive linemen and draft two more. Well, they signed Connor McGovern and David Edwards, among others. They then proceeded to draft O’Cyrus Torrence and Nick Broeker. I don’t expect too much from Broeker as a seventh-round selection but there should be tons of competition and I think the Bills will finally have a solid line to operate behind for 2023.