Bills offensive line receives high respect from PFF going into 2024

The continuity and consistency from the Bills offensive line last season should continue next season.
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When the Buffalo Bills entered the 2023 season, there were concerns about the offensive line. Spencer Brown was a big liability who could not stay healthy, Mitch Morse was having issues with injuries, and Dion Dawkins even had himself a down year in 2022. It turns out that this unit would be the best on the entire team last year. Now they are getting the well-deserved respect from Pro Football Focus.

Zoltan Buday from PFF released a rankings list of the offensive line units heading into next season and the Bills were placed 8th on the list and were ranked as the second highest offensive line unit in the AFC East behind the New York Jets. 

"Right tackle Spencer Brown went from being the 73rd-ranked offensive tackle in PFF overall grade to the 32nd-best mark in 2023, taking this offensive line to a new level. We have yet to see how well the interior can hold up after center Mitch Morse‘s departure, though. The Bills will move Connor McGovern from guard to center and introduce David Edwards, who played mostly as a sixth offensive lineman in 2023, into the starting lineup."

Zoltan Buday, Pro Football Focus

Buday highlighted Spencer Brown, who took a massive jump from 2022 to 2023, leaping up 40 spots as an offensive tackle. However, Buday also did say that the interior part of the line will need to be watched as Connor McGovern prepares to move to center while David Edwards (who re-signed with the Bills this offseason) will more than likely step in at left guard.

Let’s not forget about Dion Dawkins and O’Cyrus Torrence, who were breakout players for the Bills. Dawkins significantly improved his pass blocking skills and his leadership on the line brought unity to the unit. As for Torrence, the 2023 second-round pick won the right guard position in preseason and he earned it rightfully so. Aside from a Week 7 disastrous game against the New England Patriots, Torrence looked like a veteran in his rookie season.

Josh Allen should be thankful for the offensive line he has in front of him. It is the best that he has had since being drafted to the Bills. He went from having players like Jordan Mills, Russell Bodine and Vlad Ducasse in front of him to an improved line that features McGovern, Torrence, and Dawkins.