The Buffalo Bills have signed another of their 2017 NFL Draft picks. On Friday, offensive lineman Dion Dawkins put pen to paper to officially become a member of the team.
Buffalo traded up to get the versatile Dawkins (just ahead of the Caroline Panthers) in the draft. The plan seems to be to give Dawkins a shot to win the starting right tackle job from incumbent Jordan Mills. With Cordy Glenn sidelined this offseason, Dawkins has been the starting left tackle during OTAs. It remains to be seen where he will ultimately end up.
“I’m happy to be employed and have a job,” said Dawkins flatly, according to BuffaloBills.com. “I’m just going to work my tail off and whatever needs to be done, I’m willing to do it.”
Dawkins joins Tre’Davious White and Zay Jones, who signed their contracts late last week as the Bills methodically check off their draft picks. Only quarterback Nate Peterman remains unsigned, a byproduct of how the slotting system changes when you’re dealing with signal callers.