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Buffalo Bills Week 4 rookie report

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The first three picks of the 2017 draft had up and down days.

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The three rookie starters for the Buffalo Bills get almost 100 percent of the snaps on both sides of the ball. While two of them continue to have solid outings, the other continues to struggle.

CB Tre’Davious White

White has been outstanding for the Bills the past 4 games. In a test against a top-tier offense in the league, he keeps proving why he was a first round pick. As a rookie, you're going to get tested a lot at the corner position and White has been up to the challenge. Another solid day in coverage for him included the 4th down stop to end the game against the Atlanta Falcons on an out route to Taylor Gabriel, who's speed speaks for itself. White will continue to get tested for the time being, but if he keeps the level of play as high as it is now, not many will get by with a passing grade. He also scored the first touchdown of his career, scooping a Matt Ryan fumble* and taking it to the house.

WR Zay Jones

Jones’s has struggled to come down with receptions of late and that trend continued into Sunday’s game. For being targeted as little as he is, his drops seem astronomical. Rookie receivers can have a hard time making the jump to the NFL and it seems as if Jones’s struggles are starting to become mental. Another key drop was added to his resume as the Falcons took over shortly after and drove down the field for a touchdown. Despite his recent play, Jones will figure it out soon enough. He didn't break the collegiate reception record by accident. Jones will be fine.

OT Dion Dawkins

Dawkins has started the past two games in place of Cordy Glenn and for the most part it has been seamless. Dawkins is a mauler in the run game and the Bills rushing attack took advantage. In pass protection he was a solid piece on the line and has gotten better each week. If Cordy Glenn needs an extended period of time off to deal with his injury, coaches and fans will be comfortable with Dawkins protecting the blind side.