The Buffalo Bills were able to defeat one of the hottest teams in the NFL on Sunday. They got some major contributions from two first year players, but one rookie was virtually unseen.
CB Tre’Davious White
The first-round pick from LSU looked shaky in the early goings of the game against the Denver Broncos. White was beat badly a couple times by Emmanuel Sanders and it seemed as if he would be in for a long day. But White rebounded, Broncos QB Trevor Siemian consistently targeted White, and he responded with seven tackles, four pass break ups and his first career interception.
WR Zay Jones
You were barely able to realize the second-round pick was on the field. Jones should have caught his first career touchdown, but the ball deflected off his hands in the end zone and luckily ended up in the arms of Andre Holmes. Jones other noticeable play was when a Tyrod Taylor pass sailed high over Jones’ head for what would have been a big gain.
OL Dion Dawkins
Stepping in for starting lineman Cordy Glenn, the third-round pick had to face one of the most fierce pass rushers in the NFL in Von Miller. Miller definitely made Dawkins look silly once or twice, but for the most part Dawkins held his own against the Broncos outside linebacker. His work against Miller was crucial to the victory.