The Buffalo Bills have a hole at right tackle. With veterans Ty Nsekhe and Daryl Williams set to hit free agency this offseason, there is only one person on Buffalo’s roster with starting experience at right tackle and the Bills moved him to guard a year ago.
That doesn’t mean the 2021 starting right tackle isn’t on the roster.
The man alluded to above is Cody Ford, and the Bills could absolutely be penciling him in as the starting right tackle as of right now. When he was drafted in 2019, general manager Brandon Beane made it a point that Ford was a tackle. In 2020, he shifted inside to guard when Buffalo signed Daryl Williams who had an outstanding season. With Williams set to become a free agent, Ford could return to the right tackle spot where he spent 16 games in the year before last and played 69 percent of the offensive snaps.
Another intriguing name on the Bills’ roster is Trey Adams. An undrafted free agent in 2020, Adams didn’t have the opportunity to impress and grow during rookie minicamp, minicamps, OTAs, training camp, and the preseason due to COVID-19 restrictions. In his second season, could the former top NFL Draft prospect make waves? His primary position in college was left tackle, but with Dion Dawkins written in pen on that side, perhaps Adams could be urged to change sides or at least cross-train both positions.
The Bills are 100 percent going to add at least one tackle this offseason. Beane doesn’t rest on his laurels and he’s constantly restocking the o-line. It will tell a lot about how the Bills see the position—and Ford and Adams specifically—how aggressive they are in trying to upgrade.
- All-22 analysis of Darryl Williams’s 2020 season
- All-22 analysis of Ty Nsekhe’s 2020 NFL season
- Contract projection for Darryl Williams
- Contract projection for Ty Nsekhe
- Can Cody Ford, Trey Adams step into the right tackle role?
- Free-agent options available at right tackle for Buffalo
- 2021 NFL Draft: Right tackle options
- Opinion: Bills should take several steps to secure the right tackle position this offseason