The conversation around the situation at right tackle for the Buffalo Bills has mainly focused on Ty Nsekhe vs. Cody Ford and which player should be the starter. We’re going to look past the duo to see where the team stands in terms of depth.
If the Bills wanted to move on from Nsekhe’s big contract and give Ford the keys to the RT position, they would have some serious work to do in order to add depth. The only tackles on their roster are Dion Dawkins, who mans the left side, plus Ford and Nsekhe. Ryan Bates has played some tackle but didn’t acquit himself very well when given the chance in Week 17.
With LaAdrian Waddle set to hit free agency and a reserve/future contract for Victor Salako being the only other option, the cupboard is bare at OT. If Buffalo wanted to save some money on their tackle position.
There’s another conversation to be had, too. If Buffalo moves Cody Ford to guard, the Bills will similarly be thin at tackle, with Bates being the only player with any experience. It’s likely that the Bills are going to add two tackles this offseason at a minimum, and at least one of them will have a great shot of sticking on the 53-man roster in 2020.