The Buffalo Bills still have a few holes left on their roster as free agency enters the “aftermath” phase. With the NFL Draft looming and only six picks, Buffalo may have to go with a serviceable or even less-than-desirable option instead of a great one at one of those positions. With that in mind, right tackle could be that position.
From the NFL owner’s meetings last week, Bills head coach Sean McDermott told the assembled media that free agent Vlad Ducasse could see some time at tackle saying he “liked his toughness”. Ducasse himself said at the time of his signing that he expected to compete for a role at guard, not tackle.
Buffalo currently has incumbent tackles Jordan Mills, who started all 16 gamed at right tackle, and Seantrel Henderson on the roster. Mills was average to sub-par while Henderson is in the middle of a suspension for illegal drugs he claims are associated ith his bout of Crohn’s disease. Former second round pick Cyrus Kouandjio and journeyman Michael Ola round out the tackle corps outside franchise left tackle Cordy Glenn.
With the re-signing of top backup lineman Ryan Groy this offseason, it might be hard for Ducasse to make a dent at guard so it would only help him to work on his tackle technique, a position he has played sparingly since college.