Buffalo Bills: 53-man roster projections after first preseason game

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Tight End (3)

Dawson Knox, Dalton Kincaid, Quintin Morris

It was pretty clear shortly after the Buffalo Bills drafted Dalton Kincaid in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft that offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was going to be playing alot more two tight end sets this season. That trend continued in this game against the Colts and this means they should keep three tight ends on the 53-man roster.

The favorite is Quintin Morris and unless Jace Sternberger can really impress over the next few weeks, he should feel confident about his spot on the final roster.

Offensive Line (10)

Dion Dawkins, Connor McGovern, Mitch Morse, Ryan Bates, Spencer Brown, O'Cyrus Torrence, David Edwards, David Quessenberry, Brandon Shell, Richard Gouriage

If the first preseason game is any indication then the starters for the offensive line should be set with second round rookie O'Cyrus Torrence getting the start and playing very well at right guard. In fact, the interior of the offensive line should be locked in with Connor McGovern as the other starter at guard, Mitch Morse at center with David Edwards as the backup guard and Ryan Bates as the backup center but also at guard.

Where it will get tricky, and where I believe there might be some surprises is at offensive tackle. The Buffalo Bills are almost certainly going to have Dion Dawkins and Spencer Brown as their starters but David Quessenberry and Brandon Shell haven't exactly impressed this summer.

Meanwhile, Richard Gouriage, who was an undrafted free agent looked good in the game against the Indianapolis Colts. It would be worth giving Gouraige some snaps against the Steelers second team defense to see if this trend can continue.