Recapping Buffalo Bills moves and current state of offensive line entering 2023

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What is the current state of the offensive line?

No one was entirely sure what the Bills offensive line was going to look like in 2023. The only solidified players in their position were Dion Dawkins and Mitch Morse, every other position in the offensive trenches was up for grabs.

Ryan Bates and rookie O'Cyrus Torrence continue to battle for right guard, while Conner McGovern and David Edwards are still battling at left guard.

The right tackle position has been the most highlighted concern on the line due to Spencer Brown's disappointing season in 2022. Brown would take over the starting role near the middle of his rookie year in 2021 and start a total of 12 games, to which he would show flashes of his run blocking, but was a very inconsistent pass blocker. Although, fans expected Brown to improve in his second season.

In Brown's sophomore season, he would start for 16 games in 2022, including the playoff games against the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. Brown would end up having a very disappointing performance during this season, as he would receive a PFF grade of 51.

Brown's competition for the right tackle spot (Brandon Shell and Tommy Doyle) would ultimately retire and suffer season-ending injuries, which lessens the depth of that position and forces the Bills to rely more on Brown to step up and hold down the position for 2023.

The Bills would sign offensive tackle Garrett McGhin, but really just for depth and most likely won't start over a healthy Spencer Brown.