When Cody Ford fell down boards in the 2019 NFL Draft, it was partly due to the fact that teams didn’t know where he would fit. Some saw him as a guard, while some saw him as a tackle, and without that kind of prototypical sorting, he was available on Day 2 when the Buffalo Bills moved up to take him.
All offseason, including at the draft, Buffalo has listed Ford as a tackle. That hasn’t stopped in camp as he’s begun the first three days of his rookie training camp as the starting right tackle. Not wanting to add anything to his plate with the vast amount they’ve already given him, both offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and head coach Sean McDermott have said they don’t plan on moving Ford to guard any time soon.
“There is thought to his position flexibility,” said McDermott Friday. “You know with young players, you have to watch how much you put on them early so they can get comfortable at one position and we’ll see how it goes from there.”
Daboll echoed those comments on Saturday saying moving him inside is “yet to be determined.”
“We’re getting his feet wet [at tackle] and trying to get him adjusted to the pro game as best we can,” said Daboll. “It’s a position thing, too. We think he’s a good player there.”
The offensive coordinator noted that Buffalo has talented guards playing on the inside as a reason they don’t have to move Ford any time soon.