Buffalo Bills get it right with final 3 starters picked ahead of Week 1

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Right Guard: O'Cyrus Torrence

Despite signing former starting right guard Ryan Bates to a $17 million contract extension in 2022, the Bills were still looking to improve their offensive line during this year's draft when they selected University of Florida guard O'Cyrus Torrence.

During his time at Florida, Torrence matched up against the best interior defensive lineman in the NCAA's Southeastern football conference, including Jalen Carter who was the ninth overall pick in the NFL draft this offseason — and he more than held his own. The former all-American guard didn't allow a single sack across 46 starts with the Gators.

After seeing the Buffalo Bills offensive line struggle to protect quarterback Josh Allen last season, particularly at right tackle and both guard spots, the team felt it was necessary to spend a second-round draft pick on Torrence — and it's already paying dividends.

Torrence flashed great potential during the preseason and his starting nod is a testament to his ability as a pass and run blocker when you consider how the Bills coaching staff often limits the playing time of its rookies in year one.