The Buffalo Bills addressed their pass rush in the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, selecting defensive ends Gregory Rousseau 30th overall and Carlos Basham Jr. at 61. They worked the other side of the ball with their third selection, tapping Northern Iowa OT Spencer Brown.
Brown is a very athletic offensive tackle who steps in as the immediate backup swing tackle, replacing Ty Nsekhe. He could potentially be the replacement for Daryl Williams down the line, but at 6’8” and change, he’s not going to pop inside to an interior role. He has only been playing on the offensive line for four years (or less than that if you leave out his skipped senior season).
Just look at this guy’s size and movement. Here he is coming across the formation to paste a defender:
Oh damn. UNI OT Spencer Brown. Here, coming from RT. Listed 6'9"/322lbs. And the guy can move. pic.twitter.com/DRsknzmTrO— Jared Stanger (@JaredStanger) July 12, 2020
Brown was invited to the Senior Bowl in 2021 after skipping Northern Iowa’s postponed 2020 season and performed well by the end of the week. It was his first time in pads in over a year.