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Buffalo Bills Links, 4/3: Will TE Dawson Knox break out in 2021?

Plus, the Bills bring in depth along the offensive line

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The Buffalo Bills set a franchise record for points scored in a season (501) during their 13-3 campaign in 2020, yet there’s still room for the offense to improve moving forward, starting with the performance of tight end Dawson Knox.

Entering his third year as Buffalo’s starter, today’s edition of the Bills daily links explores what Knox needs to do to enjoy a breakout season in 2021. Knox will have to capitalize on the big opportunity in front of him, and will need to cut down on his drops to take that next step.

We also hear how an NFL Draft expert is predicting the Bills will improve their defensive line with the No. 30 overall pick, review game film of newly signed linebacker Tyrell Adams, explore how Jamil Douglas can bolster the interior of Buffalo’s offensive line, learn why quarterback Josh Allen has become the MVP of the NFL’s offseason, lead the charge for legendary Bills coach Marv Levy in his efforts to earn a rare accolade, learn how wide receiver Stefon Diggs recently realized a childhood dream, and more!

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2021 NFL Draft: Todd McShay mocks defensive line help to Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills load up the defensive line.

2020 All-22 Analysis: Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrell Adams - Buffalo Rumblings
The depth signings keep rolling in.

Buffalo Bills add OL Jamil Douglas on one-year contract - Buffalo Rumblings
A guard/center for the roster.

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The speedy wideout worked out with Buffalo and New England, as well.

Indianapolis Colts sign Buffalo Bills safety target Sean Davis - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills had the former Steelers safety in for a visit last week.

Additional Bills news from around the web

Will TE Dawson Knox take that next step forward?

Dawson Knox has a big opportunity to get more involved in the Bills offense – The Athletic
Will Dawson Knox have a breakout in year three for the Bills? (Subscription required).

Bills bring in more depth for O-line

Bills add depth to interior O-line by signing Jamir Douglas | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“A 6-foot-4, 309-pounder, Douglas has played in 46 games over the past four seasons with 11 starts. He entered the NFL in 2015 as a fourth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins out of Arizona State,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Bills sign offensive lineman Jamil Douglas - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills have signed offensive lineman Jamil Douglas to a one-year contract, the team announced on Friday,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Bills Add Jamil Douglas to Offensive Line -
Four-year vet has played in 46 NFL games.

Who is Bills’ Jamil Douglas? 4 things to know about new OL -
Douglas most recently played with the Tennessee Titans.

How the Bills could benefit from a run on offensive tackles in the NFL Draft

Bills could benefit from rush to take offensive tackles in NFL draft | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Offensive tackle will be a position to watch for Bills fans on the first day of the NFL draft,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Why Josh Allen is MVP of the NFL’s offseason

Reimer: Josh Allen is MVP of NFL offseason - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills have enjoyed one of the best free agencies in the NFL, retaining their key players and bringing aboard Emmanuel Sanders to bolster their receiving corps. And it’s all thanks to Josh Allen.

Marv Levy hoping to earn rare double-double

The push to get Marv Levy inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame -
The Montreal Alouettes are advocating for the former Bills coach to become just the second person inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Stefon Diggs realizes a childhood dream, joins Jordan Brand

Stefon Diggs joins Jordan Brand, realizing childhood dream - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs is the latest athlete to join Michael Jordan’s brand, even receiving his own custom shoe. It’s the ultimate sign that Diggs is now considered one of the elite athletes in all of sports.

Bills receiver Stefon Diggs strikes endorsement deal with Jordan brand | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Diggs will be wearing the brand’s “Jumpman” cleats in the coming NFL season,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Bills’ Stefon Diggs joins Jordan Brand: ‘It’s a little bit unreal’ -
Buffalo’s No. 1 wide receiver has signed with the Jordan brand.

Odds and ends

NFL free agency wins, losses and questions for all 32 teams: Execs on Pats and Giants’ spending, Bucs’ strategy, more – The Athletic
“It’s time to check in with executives and evaluators around the league for thoughts on the major moves and how all 32 teams have approached free agency,” writes Mike Sando. (Subscription required).

Isaiah McKenzie gets his ‘100 Grand’ payout from creative Bills fan | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
How one Bills fan thought the wide receiver should be paid after re-signing with the team.

Vic Carucci: Jim Kelly will always be grateful for Howard Schnellenberger’s tough love | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“He was a guy that turned boys coming out of high school into men real quick,” Kelly said of his college coach.

Top 3 things we learned from Brandon Beane on Bills Pod Squad -
Check what the Bills general manager and owner have to say about this week’s owners’ meetings and all NFL news this week.

Bills Today | Matt Breida feels this is the key to playing winning football -
Plus, what Bills fans can expect from WR Emmanuel Sanders in 2021.

Report: Former Colts offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark visiting Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Former Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark is making a free agent visit with the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.”