With the 236th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, their final pick in the draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Texas Tech offensive lineman Jack Anderson. The 6’5” 315-lb lineman had 38 starts for the Red Raiders in his career, all at right guard. A solidly built prospect with sufficient athleticism for the position, Anderson isn’t afraid to mix it up and wrestle in the trenches with defenders.
Anderson did miss almost all of the 2019 season with a shoulder injury, but returned to action and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection at the end of 2020.
The Bills have several depth guards signed to the roster, including Ike Boettger, Forrest Lamp, Jamil Douglas, Ryan Bates, and Jordan Devey. Anderson will need to stand out in training camp to earn a roster spot here, but if he can’t pull it off, he could still stick on the practice squad. It’ll be interesting to see if the Bills ask Anderson to work at another position, considering they value versatility on their roster. Maybe left guard or center could work for him.